Special Advanced Degree Programs

Pitzer, in cooperation with other institutions, offers some unique advanced degree programs:

Joint Medical Program

Through this rigorous, accelerated seven-year program, students obtain a BA from Pitzer and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. This program produces physicians who focus on disease prevention, health promotion and compassionate treatment of the patient as a whole person.
More information about the Medical Degree Program


Pitzer students can work simultaneously on an undergraduate and masters degree at the Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in the following areas:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Financial Engineering
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics & Policy
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Teacher Education
  • Women’s Studies

Accepted students begin MA coursework at CGU during their senior year. Applicants must be recommended by their Pitzer faculty adviser and apply to the program during their junior year.

Management Engineering

This five-year program is offered with Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Southern California, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and Boston University.