Graduate Studies

Office of Graduate Studies

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 2019 Graduate Admissions
The Office of Graduate Studies begins accepting applications for spring 2019 on August 1, 2018.  Application deadlines vary by program.  Please review our Programs and Coordinators listing for an overview of the admission requirements and program/department websites for specific application requirements and deadlines.

 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  International graduate applicants may contact International Student Services at 530-898-5415 or email

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