The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) is in the Division of Academic Affairs and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The mission of the RGS is to offer graduate students and faculty the opportunity to engage in outstanding graduate training, academic scholarship and research. With over $33 million in grants and contracts, we are committed to the principle that research, scholarship, and creative activity are essential to quality instruction. Our faculty’s discoveries bring fresh insight to our students, enrich the university, community and nation. Our research activity reflects the commitment of the campus to its 58 Master’s programs and two doctoral programs. CSU, Northridge ranks nationally in degrees awarded: ranked eleventh in the nation in awarding Master’s degrees to Hispanics (Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 2011); and seventeenth in the nation among more than 550 institutions classified as Master’s level colleges and universities as the baccalaureate institution of origin of students who completed research doctorates during the period from 2005 to 2009 (NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2009).
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