Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Events

Thesis/Dissertation Writing Workshop
May 7th & 14th 2016

The Office of Graduate Studies is running 2 special thesis/project/dissertation writing workshops this May for a limited number of graduate students. Here is an opportunity for graduate students to dedicate time to make serious progress on their thesis/project/dissertation.  These special workshops will be run by a nationally recognized writing expert and are free to accepted applicants. You will learn to:

(1)  refine your research question
(2)  create a structured document; and
(3)  manage your writing process.

Thesis Writing Workshop A: Advanced:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday May 7, 2016; designed specifically for students planning to submit their thesis/project/dissertation before December 9, 2016 (Summer or Fall 2016 graduates).

Thesis Writing Workshop B: Beginning:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday May 14, 2016; designed specifically for students just beginning their thesis/project/dissertation for completion in calendar year 2017 (Spring, Summer, or Fall 2017 graduates).

These Writing Workshops give students an opportunity to plan and write productively in an environment with peer support and expert help. A light breakfast (coffee, tea, pastries) and lunch will be provided at no charge.

To apply, complete the google doc at the link below before 5pm on Friday April 23rd.  Applicants will be reviewed by their Graduate Program and the Office of Graduate Studies.  Accepted applicants will be notified by Wednesday April 27th. Preference is given to participants who have not attended a previous workshop, whose participation is supported by their Graduate Program, and who are appropriately suited for their selected workshop.  Accepted applicants who fail to attend may be barred from participating in any future workshops.

Thesis Writing Workshop A: Advanced

Thesis Writing Workshop B: Beginning


CSUN Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium

2015 Symposium Winners

Thank you all for participating in the 20th Annual Student Research Symposium. Click the link below to view the list of students that received first, second and third place awards.

20th Annual Student Research Symposium Winners (.pdf) 


GRE Workshops-TBA

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is collaborating with the Princeton Review to provide five free GRE Workshops for CSUN students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these workshops before taking the GRE exam.  Students can register for one of the five GRE Workshops by clicking one of the links below:


New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation

Welcome New Graduate Students!

We are pleased to welcome you to California State University, Northridge (CSUN). We hope to help make your transition a smooth and positive experience. Our online orientation is your first introduction to the CSUN campus. It is designed to increase your awareness of academic rules, policies, special events and financial opportunities.  We believe this information will promote your academic success.

Please click on the "Start Prezi" box to view the new Graduate Student Online Orientation.

To view the presentation in power point please click the link below.

CSUN Graduate Student Orientation 2015

After viewing the orientation, please help us by providing your feedback on a six-question survey. Your feedback will help us to improve the online orientation experience.

The survey can be accessed here:


Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE) 
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Have you thought about pursuing a master's or doctoral degree? Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE) is a free event in the fall where students gain valuable information on how to successfully apply to graduate school. Students attend workshops where they gain information about the graduate admissions process, financing their education, test preparation exams, and much more. Admission is free and seating is limited. The AGE Conference is open to CSUN students only.

Please see the link below to view this year's AGE agenda.

AGE 2015 Agenda (.pdf)

AGE 2015 Flyer (.pdf) 


Tuesday Tools: Tips for Using GrantSearch

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm

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This quick and friendly introduction to the GrantSearch funding opportunity database will include search tips and show you how to set up your own funding alert. Read more

Cayuse Drop-In Training

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Use the latest tools to submit your next grant application. Stop by the RGS suite for an informal introduction to Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424. Read more

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, May 13, 2016 - 5:00pm

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This executive education-style workshop course teaches and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, preparation, writing, and submission to Researchers and Research Administrators. Read more

Science of Team Science 2016 Conference

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:00pm

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Join scientists, thought leaders, policymakers, agency reps and others to review the current state of knowledge in the SciTS field, highlight applications for enhancing team science, and discuss future directions for advancing SciTS to improve the global scientific enterprise. Read more


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