Graduate programs at Chico have earned a distinguished reputation since the first was organized over fifty years ago. Master's degrees were authorized in 1949, and the first degree was awarded in
1950. Currently, 2,000 students are enrolled at the post-baccalaureate level, and approximately 300 students complete a master's degree at Chico each year in any one of many degrees and options.
These programs are diverse-ranging from those in the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts to those in the natural sciences, engineering, and computer science. Professional degrees are also
awarded in business, education, nursing, psychology, public administration, and speech pathology and audiology. Many graduates have gone on to complete doctoral studies and other terminal degrees and
have established themselves in academia, law, and medicine; others now enjoy successful careers in industry, education, business, and public service.
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