If you are exploring whether a doctoral program is the right path for you OR you intend to pursue a doctorate once you graduate from CSUN, you should consider applying to the California Pre-Doctoral Program. The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool from which the California State University draws its faculty. It does so by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. A special emphasis is placed on increasing the number of CSU students who enter graduate programs at one of the University of California campuses.
Each of the applicants selected will be designated a Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar and will work closely with a CSU faculty sponsor to develop an overall plan which prepares the student for enrollment in a doctoral program. The plan should be tailored to the specific goals and career objectives of the student.
Interested students may apply directly to the Chancellor’s Office by the deadline of February 23, 2024. We will post the application link here when it becomes available. CSUN offers support as you prepare your application, and you can find details and deadlines for those opportunities below.