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Register for the Graduate Student Orientation! - new!

Student and mascotThe Office of Graduate Studies invites all new graduate students to attend the upcoming Graduate Student Orientation on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center. This comprehensive orientation will discuss university policies and procedures, graduate student resources, and graduate student success at CSUSB. You will have a chance to meet faculty members, get to know other students in your program, and attend a resource fair, where you will learn about the many opportunities available on campus.

The event is free and is open to all CSUSB graduate students and their families. Please RSVP if you wish to attend.


Extended Hours - new!

ClockTo accommodate our busy students, the Office of Graduate Studies and Office of Student Research will be open until 7:00 pm on the following days:

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 26

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, Sept. 27

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday, Oct. 3

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, Oct. 4

Our regular hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. We are located in Chaparral Hall, room 123. Phone: (909) 537-5058. We look forward to assisting you!


Required End Sexual Violence Training - new!

Title IX Gender Equity Office SealThe Title IX & Gender Equity Office upholds the CSU Chancellor’s Executive Order to address sexual discrimination, harassment and violence in an educational institution’s academic, educational, extracurricular, and athletic activities. The office is a resource for education, assistance, and reporting options on sexual misconduct.

All students, including graduate students, are required to complete mandatory End Sexual Violence Training each academic year. Options include online training, events, and workshops administered by the Title IX & Gender Equity Office. Please visit the Title IX website for more information on training, deadlines, and resources.


Criminal Justice Ranked Among Best 25 Programs

Best Schools logoCongratulations to the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice online program! The program is ranked among the top 25 online Master of Criminal Justice programs by Programs are selected based on the quality of the program, types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings and reputation. The CSUSB program placed 15th on the list of prestigious public and private institutions, many of which also offer doctoral degrees. (Only four schools not offering doctoral degrees were ranked higher.)

Kudos to Department Chair Dr. Larry Gaines, Graduate Coordinator Dr. Andrea Schoepfer, and the many faculty and staff who support the program!


CTF Offers Graduate Student Scholarships

CTF logoThe California Transportation Foundation (CTF) is offering a $1000 scholarship to graduate students studying political science or public policy with a focus on the transportation industry. The CTF Caroline Alain-Rodman Memorial Scholarship promotes an understanding of how public policy affects transportation issues, including urban transportation and planning, carbon fuel standards, greenhouse gas reductions, policy analysis, and related issues.

Please see the application for a complete list of areas of study and qualifications. Questions should be directed to CTF, (916) 489-1629. Submit applications to Applications are due November 17th.


Annual Office Retreat

Retreats The Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Student Research had its annual retreat on August 17th. The retreat provided the opportunity for staff from both offices to come together for a review of last year’s achievements, descriptions of next year’s goals, and presentations provided by the various areas within the Graduate Studies and OSR Offices. For more information, please click here.


Thesis Digitization Project (Scholarworks)

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Prior to 2014, CSUSB theses, projects, and dissertations were available as hard-copy only. Pfau Library is at work on a project to digitize its collection of hard-copy theses and make them available on the internet via CSUSB Scholarworks. For more information or to opt out of digitization, see the Thesis Digitization Project or contact librarian Stacy Magedanz,