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Graduate Studies

Programs & Coordinators

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Master's Programs and Coordinators
Program / Option Required Test (s) & Scores **

Other Requirements - Refer to Department websites for details

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Graduate Coordinator

Agricultural Education (MS) On-line

None

None

Mollie Aschenbrener
Dept. of Agriculture
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0310

Anthropology (MA)

Option:

  • Museum Studies

GRE

Fall Admission Only .
Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, and writing sample.

Colleen Milligan
Dept. of Anthropology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0400

Art (MFA)



Art (MA)

None

Three letters of recommendation, resume, statement of purpose and media portfolio due March 1st for MFA.

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and two upper division art history papers for MA.

Cameron Crawford
Dept. of Art
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0820

Biological Sciences (MS)

Option:

  • Botany
None

Contact and identify a faculty mentor. Two letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and statement of purpose.

Christopher Ivey
Biological Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515

Business Administration (MBA)

Options:

  • project management
  • Enterprise Information Systems

GMAT or GRE is required. desired scores are 570 (GMAT) and 303 (GRE).

Two letters of recommendation, department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF) , statement of purpose, and resume. Submit to College of Business.

Matthew Meuter
College of Business
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0041

Additional information can be obtained by emailing: mba@csuchico.edu

Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)

GRE

Fall Admission Only.
Submit three letters of recommendation, resume, personal essay, and transcripts using  CSDCAS .

  • GPA of 3.0

Susan Steffani
Dept. of Comm Sciences and Disorders
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0350

Communication Studies (MA)

Three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, two writing samples, and GPA of 3.0.

Jennifer Brundidge Communications Arts and Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0502

Computer Science (MS)

GRE: targeted score of 300 (graduates of an ABET accredited program in computer science are exempt from this requirement.)

Fall Admission Only.
Two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

Tyson Henry
Dept. of Computer Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0410

Education (MA)

None

Two letters of recommendation, department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF) , and writing assessment. Submit to Education Department.

Ben Seipel
School of Education
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0222

Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

Suspended

GRE: 300
(not required for CSU, Chico graduates)

Fall Admission Only.
Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose and department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF) . CSU, Chico graduates are not required to submit letters of recommendation or statement of purpose.

Kathleen Meehan
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0888

English (MA)

None

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and writing sample.

Erin Kelly
Dept. of English
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0830

Environmental Science (MS)

Options:

  • Professional Science Masters 

 None

Two letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and statement of purpose. Contact & identify a faculty mentor.

Hannah Aird
(Environmental Science MS)
Kristen Kaczynski
(Professional Science Master)
Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0205

Geosciences (MS)

Option:

  • Hydrology / Hydrogeology

 None

Two letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and statement of purpose. Contact & identify a faculty mentor.

Hannah Aird
Dept. of Geological & Environmental Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0205

History (MA)

Certificate in Advanced Study in History

GRE

None

Two letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF) , statement of purpose, and writing sample. Submit to History Department.

Robert Tinkler
Dept. of History
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0735

Interdisciplinary Studies (MA / MS)

GRE or Miller Analogies Test may be required

 None

One letter of recommendation, justification statement, and a Program Plan Approval form. (PDF)

One letter of recommendation, justification statement, and resume.

Carson Medley
Interdisciplinary Studies
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0875

Eli Goodsell
Wildland Management
CSU, Chico Ecological Reserves
Chico, CA 95929-0246

Kinesiology (MA)

Option:

  • Athletic Training Education

GRE

Two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

Cheng Tu Hsieh
Dept. of Kinesiology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0330

Mathematics Education (MS)

None

Admission for even years only, (2020), (2022), (2024).
Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and writing assessment. Applicants must hold a teaching credential in mathematics and GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 units.

Pamela Morrell
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0525

Nursing (MS) On-line

Options:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Leadership

GRE: Only Analytical
Writing scores required with a score of 4.0 or higher.

Fall Admission for even years only (2020), (2022), (2024).
Statement of purpose, College level inferential Statistics within the last 5 years, BSN from an accredited Nursing program, and CA Nursing License.

Sarah Brown Blake
Dept. of Nursing
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0200

Nutritional Science (MS)

Options:

  • Nutrition Education
  • General Nutritional Science

Two letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, department pre-requisite course clearance form, writing sample, and resume.

Keiko Goto
Dept. of Nutritional Science
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0002

Political Science (MA)

None

Two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

Matt Thomas
Dept. of Political Science and Criminal Justice
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0455

Public Administration (MPA)

Option:

None

Two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose .

Andrew Potter
Dept. of Political Science and Criminal Justice
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0455

Psychology (MA & MS)

MA-2 options:

MS-Specializing in Marriage and Family Therapists

See department website

Fall Admission Only.
Three letters of recommendation, three departmental recommendation forms, statement of purpose, and department application. See department website  for submission guidelines.

Dave Hibbard
Dept. of Psychology
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0234

Recreation Administration (MA)

CLOSED

GRE

Three letters of recommendation, letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF), statement of purpose, and resume.

Laura McLachlin
Dept. of Recreation Admin.
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0560

Social Science (MA)

GRE May Be Required

Two letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

Diana Flannery
Dept. of Geography and Planning
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0550

Social Work (MSW)

None

Fall Admission Only. MSW online application , Personal Statement, and three letters of reference.

Sue Steiner
Dept. of Social Work
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0550

Teaching (MA)

None

Two letters of recommendation, department letter of recommendation access waiver form (PDF) , and writing assessment. Submit to Education Department.

Ben Seipel
School of Education
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0222

Teaching International Languages (MA)

None

Three letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

Friederike Fichtner
Dept. of International Languages, Literatures, Cultures
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0825

* International applicants are not eligible to apply for the Agricultural Education, Math Education, and Nursing Programs.
** All graduate applicants whose native language is not English, must complete the TOEFL (minimum scores 550 PBT, 80 iBT), IELTS (6.5 band score) or PTE Academic (minimum score 59).

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