Graduate Studies

Programs & Coordinators

Program/Option*Required 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)

  • Museum Studies

GRE

Fall Admission Only.
Priority deadline is January 5th.
Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form

Georgia Fox
Dept. of Anthropology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0400

Art (MFA)

Art (MA)

None

Three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, media portfolio due March 1st, and departmental application and letter of recommendation access waiver form for MFA.
Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, two upper division art history papers, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form for MA.

Cameron Crawford
Dept. of Art
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820

Biological Sciences (MS)

  • Botany

GRE

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

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

Business Administration (MBA)

  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Information Systems

Professional (MBA) SUSPENDED

GMAT 570 or combined GRE scores of 303

Two letters of recommendation, department letter of recommendation access waiver form, 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.
Deadline is January 15th.
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 (MA)

GRE

Three letters of recommendation, 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 (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.

Melody J Stapleton
Dept. of Computer Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0410

Education (MA)

None

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

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

Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

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. CSU,Chico graduates are not required to submit letters of recommendation or statement of purpose.

Chuen Hsu
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0888

English (MA)

None

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, writing sample, and department letter of recommendation access waiver form.

Jeanne Clark
Dept. of English
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0830

Environmental Science (MS)

GRE

Two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose. Contact & identify a faculty mentor.

Ann Bykerk-Kauffman 
(Environmental Science MS)

Karin Hoover 
(Professional Science Master)

Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0205

Geography (MA) SUSPENDED

  • Environmental Policy and Planning

GRE

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

Don Hankins
Dept. of Geography
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0425

Geosciences (MS)

  • Hydrology/ Hydrogeology

GRE

Two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose. Contact & identify a faculty mentor.

Ann Bykerk-Kauffman
Dept. of Geological & Environmental Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0205

History (MA)

Certificate in Advanced Study in History

GRE

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

Kate Transchel
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, and a Program Plan/Checklist, which can be found at Graduate Studies.

Carson Medley
Interdisciplinary Studies
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0875

Kinesiology (MA)

  • Athletic Training Education

GRE

Two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

Kevin Patton
Dept. of Kinesiology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0330

Mathematics Education (MS)

None

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, department letter of recommendation access waiver form 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 (MS) On-line

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Leadership

GRE

Fall Admission Only.
Statement of purpose, Statistics within the last seven years, BSN degree and CA Nursing License.

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

Nutritional Science (MS)

  • 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.

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.

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

Public Administration (MPA)

None

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and department letter ofrecommendation access waiver form.

Lori Weber
Dept. of Public Administration
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0455

Psychology (MA & MS)
MA-2 options

MS-Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapists

See department website

Fall Admission Only.
Priority Deadline is January 15th.
Three letters of recommendation, three departmental recommendation forms, statement of purpose, and department application. 

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

Recreation Administration (MA)

GRE

Three letters of recommendation, 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 and statement of purpose.

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

Social Work (MSW)

None

Fall Admission Only.
Deadline is January 5th.
Departmental online application.

Jean Schuldberg
Dept. of Social Work
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0550

Teaching International Languages (MA)

None

Three letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

Kimihiko Nomura
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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