Graduate Studies

Programs & Coordinators

For Application Deadlines by Program click here.(opens in new window)

Master's Programs and Coordinators
Program/OptionRequired Test(s) & Scores**Other Requirements
(For additional requirements refer to Department websites)
Graduate Coordinator

Agricultural Education (MS) On-line

None

None

Mollie Aschenbrener
Dept. of Agriculture
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0310

Anthropology (MA)

Option:

  • Museum Studies

GRE

Fall Admission Only.

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form.  (PDF)

Colleen Milligan(opens in new window)
Dept. of Anthropology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0400

Art (opens in new window)(MFA)





Art (opens in new window)
(MA)

None

Three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and media portfolio due March 1st for MFA.

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and two upper division art history papers for MA.

Asa Mittman(opens in new window)
Dept. of Art
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820

Biological Sciences (MS)

Option:

  • Botany

GRE

Contact and identify a faculty mentor. Two letters of recommendation, resume, statement of purpose, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form (DOC)

Christopher Ivey
Biological Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515

Business Administration(opens in new window) (MBA)

Options:

  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Information Systems

Professional (MBA) SUSPENDED

GMAT or GRE is required. desired scores are 570 (GMAT) and 303 (GRE).

Two letters of recommendation, department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), statement of purpose, and resume.

Matthew Meuter
College of Business
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0041

Additional information can be obtained by emailing: mba@csuchico.edu

Communication Sciences and Disorders (MA)

GRE

Fall Admission Only.

Submit three letters of recommendation, resume, personal essay, and transcripts using CSDCAS.

  • GPA of 3.0

Susan Steffani
Dept. of Comm Sciences and Disorders
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0350

Communication Studies(opens in new window) (MA)

GRE

Three letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), statement of purpose, two writing samples, and GPA of 3.0.

Jennifer Brundidge
Communications Arts and Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0502

Computer Science(opens in new window) (MS)

GRE: 300 (graduates of an ABET accredited program in computer science are exempt from this requirement.)

Fall Admission Only.

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF).

Tyson Henry(opens in new window)
Dept. of Computer Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0410

Education (MA)(opens in new window)

None

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), and writing assessment.

Ann Schulte
School of Education
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0222

Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

Suspended

GRE:300
(not required for CSU, Chico graduates)

Fall Admission Only.
Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF). CSU,Chico graduates are not required to submit letters of recommendation or statement of purpose.

Kathleen Meehan(opens in new window)
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0888

English (MA)

None

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and writing sample.

Erin Kelly(opens in new window)
Dept. of English
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0830

Environmental Science (MS)

Options:

Two letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form, curriculum vitae, and statement of purpose. Contact & identify a faculty mentor.

Hannah Aird(opens in new window)
(Environmental Science MS)
Kristen Kaczynski(opens in new window)
(Professional Science Master)
Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0205

Geosciences (MS)

Option:

  • Hydrology/ Hydrogeology

Two letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form, curriculum vitae, and statement of purpose. Contact & identify a faculty mentor.

Hannah Aird
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Dept. of Geological & Environmental Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0205

History (MA)


Certificate in Advanced Study in History(opens in new window)

GRE

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, writing sample and letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF).

Robert Tinkler(opens in new window)
Dept. of History
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0735

Interdisciplinary Studies (MA/MS)

GRE or Miller Analogies Test may be required

Three letters of recommendation, justification statement, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), and a Program Plan/Checklist (PDF), which can be found at Graduate Studies.

Carson Medley(opens in new window)
Interdisciplinary Studies
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0875

Kinesiology (MA)

Option:

  • Athletic Training Education

GRE

Two letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), and statement of purpose.

Cheng Tu Hsieh(opens in new window)
Dept. of Kinesiology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0330

Mathematics Education (MS)

None

Admission for even years only, (2020), (2022), (2024).
Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF) and writing assessment. Applicants must hold a teaching credential in mathematics and GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 units.

Pamela Morrell
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0525

Nursing(opens in new window) (MS) On-line

Options:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Leadership

GRE: Only Analytical
Writing scores required with a score of 4.0 or higher.

Fall Admission for even years only (2020), (2022), (2024).
Statement of purpose, College level inferential Statistics within the last 5 years, BSN from an accredited Nursing program, and CA Nursing License.

Irene Morgan
Dept. of Nursing
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0200

Nutritional Science (MS)

Options:

  • Nutrition Education
  • General Nutritional Science

GRE

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, department pre-requisite course clearance form, resume, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF).

Keiko Goto
Dept. of Nutritional Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0002

Political Science (MA)

None

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF).

Matt Thomas
Dept. of Political Science and Criminal Justice
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0455

Public Administration (MPA)

Option:

None

Two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

Andrew Potter(opens in new window)
Dept. of Political Science and Criminal Justice
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0455

Psychology(opens in new window) (MA & MS)

MA-2 options:

MS-Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapists

See department website

Fall Admission Only.


Three letters of recommendation, three departmental recommendation forms, statement of purpose, and department application. 

Dave Hibbard
Dept. of Psychology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0234

Recreation Administration (MA)

GRE

Three letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), statement of purpose, and resume.

Laura McLachlin
Dept. of Recreation Admin.
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0560

Social Science (MA)

GRE May Be Required

Two letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), and statement of purpose.

Celeste Jones
Dept. of Social Work
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0550

Social Work (MSW)

None

Fall Admission Only.


MSW online application(opens in new window), Personal Statement, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference.

Sue Steiner
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Dept. of Social Work
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0550

Teaching International Languages (MA)

None

Three letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), and statement of purpose.

Friederike Fichtner(opens in new window)
Dept. of International Languages, Literatures, Cultures
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0825

* International applicants are not eligible to apply for the Agricultural Education, Math Education, and Nursing Programs.
**All graduate applicants whose native language is not English, must complete the TOEFL (minimum scores 550 PBT, 80 iBT), IELTS (6.5 band score) or PTE Academic (minimum score 59).

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