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Prospective Students

Welcome Future CSUN Graduate Student,

The Office of Graduate Studies is delighted that you are considering a graduate program at CSUN. The campus is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,310 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff.  There are over 5,500 graduate students and 60 graduate programs, which includes two doctoral programs.

CSUN offers outstanding graduate programs that give students the opportunity to work one-on-one with world-class faculty while simultaneously benefiting from all of the services that a large university campus can provide. The graduate programs at CSUN focuses on real world issues, hence our students can readily apply what they have learned to their future profession. Graduate students at CSUN are learning the tools needed to understand local and global issues.

Ready to Apply? There is a new application process for the CSU's; we moved from CSU Mentor to Cal State Apply, so be sure to follow all instructions before hitting the submit button.

Please be sure to visit Admission & Records as well as the specific academic department to which you are applying. 

There are two application processes. Applicants to master’s and doctoral programs must typically apply to both the university and the academic department. Many departments have higher admissions standards than the university admissions criteria and require a separate departmental application. 

While most graduate programs continue accepting applications after the initial filing period, individual programs may have earlier filing deadlines than the university deadlines, or they may accept applications for fall only.

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