Graduate Student at CommencementGraduate Studies is a large part of the university. At any given time approximately one quarter of the students attending CSUSB already have bachelor's degrees and are earning certificates, credentials, master's degrees, or are pursuing knowledge for their own pleasure. Graduate Studies offers varied advanced courses of study, including professional programs leading to the world of work, and academic master's degrees preparing the student for the Ph.D. as well as advanced professional degrees, such as medicine and law. Nationally recognized and nationally accredited programs are among those offered by Graduate Studies.

Most classes are offered at convenient hours for working students. Financial assistance, research and travel funds are available, with some special financial aid programs aimed at creating a more diverse university faculty. The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies encourages graduate education and works to create programs of quality that respond to the needs of students and of the university's service area.

Office Located in the Chaparral Hall, Room 123
Office hours are:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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Virtual Conference on Plagiarism Prevention Offers Free Webinars

Free webinars on avoiding plagiarism, improving writing and developing critical thinking skills are available April 21-25 through The organization is hosting its second annual Plagiarism Education Week, which features a series of entertaining and informative webcasts for students and educators. To view the list of webinars and to register, please see the Plagiarism Education Week website.


New Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Review Process

Beginning Winter 2014, theses, projects and dissertations will be posted on the new CSUSB ScholarWorks electronic repository.

Beginning Spring 2014, Graduate Studies will charge a fee for thesis, project and dissertation reviews. The Digital Archive and Review Fee is $30 and is paid at the beginning of the review process. Funds will be used for graduate student programs, such as workshops, additional online resources, and the annual Outstanding Thesis Award.

For more information, please see the Deadlines page in the Thesis Review section of our website.


2014 CSUSB Student Research Competition Winners!

The Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Student Research would like to congratulate this year’s Student Research Competition winners. Chosen from a pool of outstanding presentations, these students will advance to the CSU Student Research Competition in May, where they will compete against scholars from other CSU campuses. The statewide competition will be held at Cal State East Bay, May 2nd and 3rd.We wish them the best of luck!

College of Natural Sciences

Alexander Beechko, undergraduate division
Stacey Nerkowski, graduate division

College of Arts & Letters

Peter Kleinpass, undergraduate division

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Edgar Larin, undergraduate division
Steven Nieto, undergraduate division
Vanessa Carlos, undergraduate division
Juan Franquez, graduate division
Lace Riggs, graduate division


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