Graduate Studies

Office of Graduate Studies

Cheers to our student delegates, who represented Chico State at the 38th Annual CSU Statewide Student Research Competition, which was hosted at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on April 26–27.

SRC student delegates

This competition brought together student scholars and researchers from across all 23 CSU campuses. During the two-day event, 200 presentations were held in 23 simultaneous sessions, where undergraduate and graduate students showcased research, scholarship, and creative works.

We are proud of all our students, who presented their research with expertise and professionalism. Visit our website for more details about our student delegates and the competition.

Pursue a Master's Degree at Chico State!

We are proud that Chico State is one of the best universities on the west coast. We are unique in the CSU system for our high graduation rates, beautiful campus, as well as our dedicated faculty, and friendly community.

The Office of Graduate Studies is here to help you navigate your academic journey. With over 23 graduate programs to choose from, discover your preferred program, receive application assistance, and access valuable graduate school details on this website. 

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Spotlight on Success

For more great success stories featuring our students and programs, explore our Student, Faculty, and Program Success Stories page.

Kendall Hall from above

Chico State's Efforts to Advance Post-Graduate Education Recognized Nationally 

The last year has been a successful one for Chico State’s Office of Graduate Studies, receiving two multi-year, multi-million-dollar grants from the Department of Education while also being recognized by a national educational organization.

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Ocampo and Saldana

Chico State Psychology Students Honored as CSU Pre-Doctoral Scholars

Two Chico State graduate students have been recognized by the California State University as Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars, the system’s prestigious awards for their doctoral aspirations.

Among this year’s 76 Sally Casanova recipients are Chico State students Arely Saldana (Psychology, ’20) and Recamier Jauregui-Ocampo (Psychology, ’22). Both psychology graduate students, Saldana will be mentored by faculty Linda Kline and Jauregui-Ocampo will study under the mentorship of faculty Shawn Bates.


John Vang

Inspired by His Parents, Vang Perseveres to Earn Master's Degree

When John Vang walked across the stage to receive his master’s degree from Chico State on May 17, it was supposed to be a celebration. Instead, it was a solemn occasion. His parents—his inspiration—weren’t there. His father, Xae Chon Vang, whose dream was to see his son walk across that stage, died of nasal cancer on April 9 and was laid to rest on May 14. On May 15, Vang’s mother, Mai Xiong, was admitted to the hospital with stomach cancer. Two days later Vang took hold of his diploma, while grief had taken hold of him.