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.


32nd Annual Student Research Competition

Graduate Students and Undergraduates are invited to participate in the 32nd Annual Student Research Competition to be held on March 7, 2018 from 5:30-9:30 pm in Colusa Hall 100. Win a spot in a renowned statewide competition, build your resume, and win cash prizes from $100-$250. Get more information and apply by March 1, 2018.

17th Annual English Graduate Student Council Symposium

The 17th Annual English Graduate Student Council (EGSC) Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Fine Arts Building, 2nd floor Collaborative Space. More information...

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...

 Chico State Scholarship Application Deadline is February 15, 2018

The Wildcat Scholarship Application is open each year from January 2nd to February 15th, and has over 700 different scholarships with one simple application. 

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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...

New, Improved Chico State Mobile App!

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