Graduate Studies

On behalf of the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico, I would like to both welcome and thank you for choosing or considering Chico State to pursue your Master’s degree.

We offer more than 25 graduate degree programs including many "hands-on" experiences through lab and fieldwork. Our mission is to provide quality post-baccalaureate programs, set and maintain high academic standards for graduate courses and degree programs, and serve the North State region.

Chico State is an excellent choice for graduate students who desire a quality educational experience and offers opportunities for students at all stages of their careers and for the next phase of their education. Outstanding faculty, sophisticated facilities, cutting edge technology and curriculum, extensive discovery and research opportunities, and personalized attention are just some of the wonderful resources and services available to Chico State graduate students. Please visit our video below presented by current graduate students to see and hear for yourself about many of the opportunities that await you.

I believe that you, too, will love the Chico community and Chico State University.

E.K. Park, PhD
Dean of Graduate Studies and VP for Research


Fall 2015 Graduate Application Deadlines Extended

We will continue to accept applications for a number of fall 2015 postbaccalaureate programs. List of programs closed for applications.

29th CSUC Annual Student Research Competition List of Winners and Runners-up

Congratulations to our top ten presenters as they head to the statewide competition at CSU, San Bernardino on May 1 and 2. more.

Master's Commencement Ceremony, Thursday, May 14, 2015

Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico Campus

 4:30 p.m. First Ceremony:

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
College of Natural Sciences

 7:30 p.m. Second Ceremony:

College of Business
College of Communication and Education
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management

For a list of programs and colleges click here.
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