Graduate Studies

Office of Graduate Studies

The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies is to provide effective advocacy and high quality support services for graduate students, faculty, and programs that advance a culture of academic excellence that embraces inclusion and diversity to prepare ethical, broadminded, critical and innovative thinkers who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be leaders in their fields and to make significant contributions locally, regionally, and globally.


Three students walking and talking on campus under a banner for the graduate school virtual fair. 

CSU Grad School Virtual Fair: October 25, 2017

Meet Admissions Teams & Faculty in a Live online event – Attend the Fair from Anywhere

To Register: 

  • Candidates will have the opportunity to connect real-time with grad schools without the hassle of leaving your home or office.
  • You will meet recruiters online via chat rooms during the event on October 25th.
  • Grad Schools chat hours will be posted in advance. (a camera is not required for the chat feature). 

This is an easy way to potentially find the graduate school that is best for you. Give it a try!
Questions: send an email to  or 770-980-0088

Fall 2018 Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Studies begins accepting applications for fall 2018 on October 1, 2017.  Application deadlines vary by program.  Please review our Programs and Coordinators listing for an overview of the admission requirements and program/department websites for specific application requirements and deadlines.

 Applicants must apply on-line at  Application and admission questions should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at 530-898-6880 or via email at  International graduate applicants may contact International Student Services at 530-898-5415 or email

More information about admissions to our Graduate Studies...

Spring 2018 Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Studies has extended the application deadline for the following programs only:

  • Communications Studies
  • Conditionally Classified Credentials
  • Education
  • History
  • Recreation
  • Teaching International Languages/TESOL Certificate

    (Note:  The application deadline for all International applicants is September 15th (contact the International Student Services office at 530-898-5415 or email if you have questions.)

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On Wednesday, March 22, the California State University Board of Trustees approved tuition increases effective for the fall 2017 term. More information about the increase...

Academic and Research Writing Workshop Series

Carson Medley, thesis editor and advisor for the Office of Graduate Studies, will present a series of extensive writing workshops. Dates and topics...

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