Students make concentration selections in the Spring of the G2 year. All MSGDA students are required to take a minimum of 6 didactic elective credits. Previous courses taken as a prerequisite or for fulfillment of another degree cannot be used to fulfill this elective requirement. Didactic electives should be selected from the list of elective courses pertinent for the students’ selected concentration. If a student wishes to select a course that is not currently on the concentration elective list, students may petition to have up to one course counted towards their elective requirement. Such petitions must be submitted prior to the beginning of the course.

Up to 3 units may be counted from courses taken at CGU with permission of the program director.

  • Elective courses will be graded using the approved KGI grading scale. All grades in elective courses will be reflected in the students Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • A student may drop an elective before the course starts or during the first 10% of the course. After 10% of the course has been completed, the student may receive a “withdrawal” (W) from the course if they are unable to complete the course due to personal circumstances. The student must fill out the appropriate paperwork to receive a withdrawal. The “W” will remain on their transcript and another elective must be taken to fulfill progression requirements.