Graduate Programs

Application Information or What do I need to come into the English Master's Program?

Requirements for the Degree

  1. Core Requirements  (.pdf) 

  2. Degree Requirements for Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric and Composition Theory

Option Guidelines


Program Class Schedules

Change in Academic Schedule after Start of Classes (Add and Drop)


Financial Information

University Graduate Studies Information

Student Publications

Student Organizations

Teacher Associate Program

The English Department at California State University Northridge has developed an especially strong program for training teachers in teaching first year composition. Composition is the most universally required course in colleges and universities today. If you are interested in preparing for a teaching career, especially in post-secondary education, you will want to apply. The English Department offers a limited number of openings for Classified Graduate Students who wish to be Teaching Associates.

  • Fall 2015 Teaching Associate Application
    Deadline: November 3, 2015

Associated Graduate Students of English

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) is an organization of English graduate students that coordinates events to help support and enhance graduate students' experience. We encourage professionalism, networking, and educational advancement through our various programs, workshops, and activities.

The AGSE also provides a list of tutors for students seeking personal help with essays and papers in a variety of subjects. Each prospective tutor is a CSUN graduate student in English and an active AGSE member. A list of tutors is available on our blog homepage at this link: http://agsetutoring.blogspot.com/.

We can also be reached at agse201011@gmail.com. Like us on Facebook Agse Csun

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society at California State University, Northridge.


4Humanities is a platform for advocacy of the humanities which draws on the technology of the digital humanities community. We advocate for humanities in academia, while bringing digital expertise to the humanities. 

Planned Events/Meetings: Keep an eye out for updates on our "Tool of the Month" sessions where we will introduce various digital tools that will help with research, writing, and analysis and digital workshops!

For more information or details about upcoming events, please contact the Chapter President Lily Thiemens at lillian.thiemens.264@my.csun.edu

The 18th-Century Scriveners

The 18th-Century Scriveners: Literary and Material Culture Group discusses a variety of texts from the Long 18th Century in conjunction with a myriad of other disciplines to gain a better understanding of the period and its people. Always fascinating. Always fun. Always with a pinky in the air.

Planned Events/Meetings: The first meeting of the semester will be on Thursday, February 19th at 7pm and will showcase the many ways cookery books in the period influenced day-to-day life as well as literature in the period.

For more information or details about upcoming events, please contact: 18thCenturyScriveners@gmail.com; Liz Hernandez, President of The 18th-Century Scriveners: lizette.hernandez.12@my.csun.edu


CSUN Critical Theory Club

The CSUN Critical Theory Club embraces critical theoretical discussion in an open, comfortable space among English, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Social Science, and many other students at CSUN. We read and collectively parse engaging theoretical texts, invite guest professor/grad student speakers to discuss unique areas of expertise, and build community through thoughtful, engaging dialogue.

Planned Events/Meetings: CSUN Critical Theory Club will host Theory Study Nights throughout each semester to serve as supplemental workshops for students enrolled in English 436 and 638, required undergraduate and graduate critical theory classes. 

For more information or details about upcoming events, please contact: Enrique Solis, Vice President of CSUN Critical Theory Club: enrique.solis.860@my.csun.edu

Northridge Creative Writing Circle

The Northridge Creative Writing Circle is an out-of-classroom creative writing community for the students of California State University Northridge, no matter their major. The group does not seek to replace what is happening in creative writing classrooms, but to offer an extension of it. Its meetings and events will help the writers of California State University Northridge foster close, creative relationships with each other as well as provide venues for the further creative and professional development of its members' work.

Planned Events/Meetings: Tuesday, March 24th at 4:00pm Claudia Rankine will be reading at CSUN; Regular meetings are usually held twice a month on either Wednesday or Thursday nights at 7:00pm.  

For more information or details about upcoming events, please contact: ncwcgroup@gmail.com; Danielle Orozco, President of the NCWC: danielle.orozco.491@my.csun.edu