Research and Graduate Studies

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Graduate Studies

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The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for implementing University policies on graduate student classification, formal programs, culminating experiences, diplomas, advisement for incoming students, probationary and disqualified students, and Interdisciplinary majors.

The Graduate Studies Division encompasses the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) and Graduate Evaluation Services (GES). It is also responsible for Graduate Student Support Programs, Equity-based programs, and CSU System Recruitment and Support Programs.


CSUNposium Event is Friday, April 7th in the USU Northirdge Center from 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM. More information can be found in the program!

CSUNposium Program (.pdf)


2016 Grad Equity Recipients

The Graduate Equity Program is a prestigious fellowship offered through CSUN’s Office of Graduate Studies. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students conducting research and scholarly activity. The fellowships are intended to minimize students’ debt burden, allowing them to complete their program more quickly and speed their pursuit of doctoral studies.

Click here to learn about our 2016-2017 Grad Equity Recipients


Congratulations to CSUN’s 2016-2017 California Pre-Doc students.

Twenty CSUN students were selected for this prestigious award which covers Graduate School application fees and travel expenses to visit institutions offering a doctoral program. The award also  provides valuable summer research internship opportunities on UC campuses. This year's recipients are listed below:

Gabriela Almendarez         
Maira Areguin                                      
Kimberly Arellano                                  
Nicole Cammisa                                    
Edgar Cruz                                          
Sina Dabiri                                            
Gloria Dalati                                         
Russell Dauksis                                    
Tangier Davis                                    
Alyssa Dominguez                             
Jose Estrada                                         
Jenilene Cruzette Francisco                    
Cynthia Navarro                                    
Julio Orellana                                   
Caitlin Postal                                         
Ardalan Raisi Sofi                                  
Gabriel Rivas                                         
Christine Sarkissian                              
Diego Vilchez                                   
Lena Vincent