Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Events

CSUN Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium
Friday, February 19, 2016

Congratulations to all of the winners at this year's event. See the winners link below.

 Symposium Winners (.pdf) 

About the Competition

The 20th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium will take place on February 19, 2015. The purpose is to showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSUN undergraduate and graduate students across all academic disciplines. Presentations may be in any of the following categories:

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business, Economics, and Public Administration
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences
  • Humanities and Letters
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary

This is a student conference featuring oral and poster presentations to an audience of students and faculty and a jury of faculty. Based on the recommendations of the judges, cash awards will be presented. For the poster session, cash awards will be provided to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate posters.

New Graduate Student Online Orientation

Welcome New Graduate Students!

We are pleased to welcome our new graduate students to California State University, Northridge! We hope to help make your transition a smooth and positive experience. Orientation is your first introduction to the CSUN campus. It is designed to increase awareness of academic policies and procedures, provide information on available support programs, and promote academic success. Please use the link below to view the new Graduate Student Online Orientation.

After viewing the orientation, please help us by providing your feedback in a quick survey (only 5 questions!). The survey can be accessed here:
Welcome to CSUN!

Download the text version of The New Graduate Student Orientation (.doc)


Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE)
Saturday, October 24, 2015

The AGE conference is an all day event where students gain valuable information on how to successfully apply to graduate school. The conference begins with our distinguished keynote speaker. Next, students attend workshops where they gain information about the graduate admissions process, financing their education, test preparation exams, and much more. Admission is free to current CSUN students and seating is limited. Below is last years program. Don't miss out on this great event.

AGE Program (.pdf) 


Thesis/Dissertation Writing Workshop

About the workshop: As you may have experienced, theses and dissertations represent a classic stumbling point for graduate students trying to complete their degrees. You are not alone! To help graduate students from getting stuck at the writing stage, the Office of Graduate Studies announces 2 Saturday workshops devoted to thesis writing. This workshop may be for you if you are: Fully classified CSUN grad student trying to finish writing your thesis/dissertation by Spring or Summer 2015.

Sessions will include lectures, exercises, lunch, and social support.

Current grad student working on a thesis or dissertation
Commit to 2 Sessions + Peer-to-Peer Reviews
Commit to receive and provide peer feedback

Two Sessions: First Session- TBA, 10am—2pm & Second Session- TBA 10am—2pm

RSVP: Due to limited seats available, applicants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Their are only 40 seats available.