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2017-2018 Graduate Student Orientation and Resource Fair - new!

Grad Orientation 2017The 2017-2018 Graduate Student Orientation and Resource Fair welcomed more than 130 new master’s, credential, and doctoral students to CSUSB, marking the program’s successful third year. The event introduces new students to the many resources available on campus and provides a general overview of policies and procedures unique to graduate education. See the Graduate Orientation page for more information.




Chancellor's Doctoral Program Information Session - new!

Professor teaching in classroomWant to be a professor at a CSU? CDIP can help!

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) offers loans and faculty mentoring to promising candidates who are considering a career in teaching in at a California State University. Loan forgiveness is available to those who qualify. The program aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions.

Information Session:

November 16th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lower Commons, Pine Room

CDIP Session Registration

The program is open to new or continuing doctoral students, undergraduates, graduate students, and lecturers who are enrolled full-time in a doctoral program. For more information or special accommodations, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (909) 537-5058.


SSI Culminating Project Fund - new!

MoneyCompleting a thesis, project, or dissertation? Funding is available to support your research. The SSI Culminating Project Fund, offered through the Office of Student Research, awards up to $2000 to support thesis, project, or dissertation research or related professional development activities. Eligibility requirements include: 1) Enrollment in a CSUSB graduate program; 2) Good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA); 3) IRB or other required research approval, if applicable. The deadline to apply is November 27th, 2017. See the Office of Student Research website for more information.

CTF Offers Graduate Student Scholarships

CTF logoThe California Transportation Foundation (CTF) is offering a $1,000 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.


Required End Sexual Violence Training

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.


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 about Annual Office Retreat.


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,