Graduate Studies

Office of Graduate Studies

Important Announcements:

Regarding graduate program applications, due to the impact of the Camp Fire, the following change is in effect:

Cal State Apply Application Fee. Applicants who have experienced direct financial hardship as a result of the California wild fires may request an application fee waiver by sending an email to  Direct financial hardship is limited to damage to your home or unforeseen expenses due to evacuation from your home.  When requesting a waiver, please include your full name and CAS ID.  The CAS ID is located in the upper right-hand corner of any page of the CSU application at Cal State Apply.

More Camp Fire Information for Chico State is available here.

Office of Graduate Studies Mission

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.


Spring 2020 Graduate School Admissions
The Office of Graduate Studies will accept applications from eligible graduate, credential and certificate applicants beginning August 1, 2019 for spring 2020 admissions.  Please review our list of Programs and Coordinators for an overview of the admission requirements.  The application deadlines vary by program.  Carefully review our list of Important Dates & Deadlines to ensure all application material is submitted accordingly.

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 

Application deadlines may vary for International applicants.  All admission and application questions should be directed to International Student Services at 530-898-5415 or email

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