Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Events

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

2015 Symposium Winners

About the Competition
The 20th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium will take place on February 19, 2016. 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 presented to an audience of students, faculty and faculty judges. Based on judges’ recommendations, cash awards will be presented to the outstanding oral presenter ($200) and runner-up ($100) in each session. For the poster session, cash awards will be provided to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate posters. Please note that a limited number of presentations can be accommodated, so registration will close when the symposium is full. We recommend that you apply early.


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:


GRE Workshops

The Research and Graduate Studies Office is teaming up with the Princeton Review to provide six free GRE Workshops. Students can register for the free GRE Workshops by clicking the link below:
Please select one date/time you are available to attend one of the workshops. If you need to cancel, please call the Research and Graduate Studies Office at (818) 677-2138.


Thesis/Dissertation Writing Workshop- This Event is Full.

About the workshop:
For many graduate students trying to complete their degrees, theses, dissertations and graduate projects can be a classic stumbling point. If you are experiencing anxiety about a culminating project that involves writing, you are not alone! To help graduate students from getting stuck at the writing stage, the Office of Graduate Studies announces a Saturday workshop. Sessions will include lectures, exercises and social support.


This workshop is for you if you are a Fully Classified, CSUN graduate student trying to select a topic, trying to begin writing, or trying to finish the last chapter. You must agree to receive and provide peer feedback.

The Workshop is October 17th from 11:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library 

Due to limited seats, applicants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Please register via the doodle link below:


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

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) 


APLU Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 12:00am to Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:00am


The premier event for public university leaders to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues, learn about the latest challenges, and develop new ideas and initiatives. Read more

Women in STEM Education and Careers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

GUIRR logo

The topic of this month's webinar from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) discusses a new report from the American Association of University Women that asks why are there still so few women in critical STEM fields and explains what we can do to make these fields open and desirable for all employees. Read more

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