Graduate Studies

A Guide for New Graduate Students

Dear Graduate Students,

Welcome to California State University, Chico! On behalf of the graduate community, my staff and I want to thank you for choosing Chico State’s graduate studies programs.

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) is here to help you have a quick and smooth transition into our campus community and to offer continuing assistance as you work toward your degree. We have prepared this short guide to direct you toward the various campus resources available to graduate students. You will find brief descriptions of these services, as well as links to specific offices, programs, people, and more extensive guides. In fact, our office services and staff contact information are below.

However, while this information is intended to be helpful to newly admitted graduate students, it should not be considered a substitute for reading the referenced University documents, which offer full and complete details on University policies.

Chico State is an excellent choice for graduate students who desire a quality educational experience. It offers world-class faculty, sophisticated facilities, cutting-edge technology and curriculum, extensive discovery and research opportunities, and personalized attention. Explore and see for yourself the world of opportunities that awaits you, including opportunities to work closely with our outstanding faculty and staff at Chico State. I wish you a successful and enjoyable chapter of your life as you begin your graduate studies.

Sharon Barrios, PhD
Dean of Graduate Studies