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Phone: 530-898-6880
Fax: 530-898-3342

Graduate Studies

Welcome from the Dean 
Welcome to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico!
California State University, Chico offers 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. Explore and see for yourself the world of opportunities that awaits you, along with opportunities to work closely with our outstanding faculty and staff at Chico State.

The Office of Graduate Studies serves as the admissions and evaluations office for all graduate students on campus. Graduate Studies receives admissions applications and transcripts, enters graduate students' information in the student record system, coordinates distributions of application forms and information, and processes students' applications for graduation.

The Office of Graduate Studies, working in close collaboration with campus academic programs, is committed to providing quality service in a professional and efficient manner. We look forward to assisting you in achieving your academic goals for graduate study.

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


Fall 2015 Graduate Admissions

We are currently to accepting applications from fully eligible graduate, international, and credential applicants for fall 2015 admissions.  more..

29th CSUC Annual Student Research Competition Application:Updated Information

UPDATE: Dr. Sharon Barrios has extended the Deadline for Electronic application and summary submission to Sunday, March 1st by 4:00 p.m..  Hard copy application and summary submission deadline has been extended to Friday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m.. The CSU,Chico competition  will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Colusa Hall, 100A. more information..

Ten $300 Grants Available!

Current graduate students may apply for $300 to use for conference presentation & travel or research expenses.  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.
more commencement information