Programs and Coordinators

Program/Option*Required Test(s) & Scores**Other Requirements
(For additional requirements refer to Department websites)
Graduate Coordinator
Agricultural Education (MS) On-line 

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

Anthropology (MA)
  • Museum Studies
GRE Two letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose, curriculum vitae and writing sample. Fall admission only.

Priority deadline is January 6th.
Georgia Fox
Dept. of Anthropology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0400
Art (MFA) 

Art (MA)
None Three letters of recommendation, departmental application, 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.
Cameron Crawford
Dept. of Art
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820
Biological Sciences (MS) GRE Two letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose and resume. Contact & identify a faculty mentor. Christopher Ivey
Biological Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515
Business Administration (MBA)
  • Project Management
Professional (MBA) SUSPENDED
GMAT 540 or combined GRE scores of 300 (or 1000 for test taken prior to August 2011) Two letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose and resume.

All supplementary application material must be received on campus no later than October 15 for spring admissions and April 5 for fall admissions.
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 Three letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose and resume. Fall Admission Only. Deadline is January 15th. David McCoy
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. Susan Avanzino
Communications Arts and Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0520
Computer Science (MS) GRE (waived if graduated from ABET accredited institution) Two letters of recommendation and Statement of Purpose. Melody J Stapleton
Dept. of Computer Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0410
Education (MA) None Statement of Purpose and writing assessment. Letters of recommendation are optional. Cris Guenter
School of Education
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0222
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) GRE:300
(not required for CSU, Chico graduates)
Two letters of recommendation and Statement of Purpose. CSU,Chico graduates are not required to submit letters of recommendation. Larry L. Wear
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0888
English (MA) GRE Two letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose and writing sample. 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

Randy Senock
 - 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 Statement of Purpose. Contact & identify a faculty mentor. Letters of recommendation are optional. 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 and writing sample. Jason Nice
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, Statement of Purpose, writing sample and a Program Plan/Checklist.

Two letters of recommendation and Statement of Purpose
Sharon Barrios
Interdisciplinary Studies
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0875

Neil Schwartz

Dept. of Psychology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-234
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) Statement of Purpose, applicants must hold a teaching credential in mathematics and GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 units. Richard Ford
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0525
Nursing (MS) On-line
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Leadership
GRE Statement of Purpose, Statistics within the last seven years, BSN degree and CA Nursing License. Fall Admission Only. 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, departmental pre-requisite course clearance form and resume. Keiko Goto
Dept. of Nutritional Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0002
Political Science (MA) None Two letters of recommendation and Statement of Purpose. Matt Thomas
Dept. of Political Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0455
Public Administration (MPA) None Two letters of recommendation and Statement of Purpose. 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 Three letters of recommendation, three departmental recommendation forms, Statement of Purpose and department application. Fall Admission Only. Priority Deadline is January 15th. Linda Kline
Dept. of Psychology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0234
Recreation Administration (MA) GRE Three letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose and resume. Sarah Richardson
Dept. of Recreation Admin.
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0560
Social Science (MA) GRE or Miller Analogies Test May Be Required Two letters of recommendation and Statement of Purpose. Lyndall Ellingson
Dept. of Social Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0450
Social Work (MSW) None Departmental application, three letters of recommendation on department form, personal statement, Prerequisites/Liberal Arts Worksheet, and Distributed Learning Questionnaire (3-Year Applicants Only). Fall Admission Only.  Deadline is January 5th. 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. Hilda Hernandez
School of Education
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0222
* 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).