Graduate Studies

Paths with Purpose

The Office of Graduate Studies is implementing Paths with Purpose, the Provost’s initiative to establish Chico State as a leader in equitable, transformative, and purposeful education, enabling all types of learners to fulfill their goals and meet the unprecedented social, economic, and technological challenges of the future.

Through innovative program development and intentional collaborations between Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Education, Professional and Continuing Education and International Education and Global Engagement, Paths with Purpose is increasing access to the university for diverse undergraduate, returning, graduate, and international student populations; creating a pipeline for students from diverse backgrounds to post-baccalaureate programs; bolstering existing and developing new programs that will grow capacity, expand delivery systems, and meet new educational demands.

Goals and Initiatives

Paths with purpose flowchart