Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is delighted that you are considering a graduate program at CSUN. Our office is dedicated to helping prospective and current graduate students while they navigate graduate school. With over 70 graduate programs and a graduate enrollment of less than 4,000, CSUN Graduate Studies offers the personal attention and faculty expertise you need to take your career from where you are to where you want to go.

CSUN offers outstanding graduate programs that give students the opportunity to work one on one with world-class faculty while simultaneously benefitting from all of the services that a large university campus can provide.

Because CSUN’s graduate programs focus on real world issues, you will graduate ready to apply what you've learned in your future workplace. Whether studying water availability in geography, fluid mechanics in mechanical engineering or a completely different topic, as a graduate student at CSUN you develop the knowledge and tools needed to solve local and global problems.

In addition to degree program offerings, CSUN offers a combination of different state and self-support certificate programs. These academic-credit-based certificate programs, available to post-baccalaureate students, are designed to provide integrated and focused study in selected areas.

To learn more about graduate program opportunities at CSUN, including program descriptions, application instructions and important deadlines, please visit Graduate Student Admissions.

Graduate Studies Resources

Prepare for Graduate School

We don't just offer resources for students already in graduate school, we help CSUN undergraduates get ready to continue their studies.

Advancement to Graduate Education Conference (AGE)

The AGE conference is an all-day, free event where CSUN students learn about graduate school—both master's and doctoral degrees. Learn more about the AGE Conference.

Student Success Series

This workshop series takes place throughout the year and helps CSUN students prepare for graduate school and other professional development opportunities. Learn more about the Student Success Series.

GRE Workshops

CSUN undergraduate and graduate students have access to free GRE workshops in conjunction with the Princeton Review. Learn more about GRE Workshops.

Graduate Student Events

Graduate Student Orientation

Each fall, we host two types of orientations for incoming graduate students. We can't wait to welcome you to CSUN and make your transition a smooth and positive experience. Learn more about Graduate Student Orientation.


The CSUNposium is a student conference featuring oral and poster presentations. You'll join CSUN students across all academic disciplines in showcasing excellence in scholarly research and creative activity. Learn more about CSUNPosium.

Thesis Writing Workshop

We encourage all students working on a thesis, project or dissertation to attend our Thesis Writing Workshop. The session covers how to get started, picking a topic, managing your time and working with your advisors and committee. Learn more about our Thesis Writing Workshop.

Thesis Writing Retreat

Once you're further along in your thesis, project, dissertation process, consider our three or four-day retreats. You'll be able to attend sessions, build connections with peers and get help from a writing expert. Learn more about our Thesis Writing Retreat.

Student Funding

The Office of Graduate Studies proudly sponsors several programs and awards designed to cultivate and encourage student research and scholarship. The funding can help you conduct research, travel to a conference or work on your thesis/dissertation. Funds are available for graduate students, both masters and doctoral, working on dissertations, theses and graduate projects. Explore funding opportunities.

Graduate Studies


Valera Hall (VH) 275
18111 Nordoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8222

Phone: (818) 677-2138

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Graduate Domestic Admissions
(818) 677-5800

Graduate Evaluations
(818) 677-4800

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