Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Events


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

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- Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10am—2pm
‣Second Session- Saturday, January 31, 2015 10am—2pm

Due to limited seats available, applicants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Their are only 40 seats available.
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CSUN Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium
Friday, February 13, 2015

About the Competition
The 19th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium will take place on February 13, 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.

Please note that there are a limited number of presentations that can be accommodated, so registration will close when the symposium is full. We recommend that you apply early.

Faculty Approval Page (.pdf)
Poster Presentation (.pdf)


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 18, 2014

Tickets available on a first come, first serve basis at the AS Ticket Office located in the University Student Union beginning Wednesday, October 1, 2014. You must present your CSUN Student ID. Limit one ticket per student.
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 and seating is limited. The AGE Conference is open to current CSUN students only.

AGE Flyer (.pdf)

AGE Program (.pdf) 

AGE Donald Asher Document 1&2 (.pdf)

AGE Donald Asher Document 3 (.pdf)

AGE Donald Asher Document 4 (.pdf)

AGE Donald Asher Document 5 (.pdf)