Office of Graduate Studies

  • Cal state L.A. ranked number 7 in Washington Monthly
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It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Office of Graduate Studies website. Cal State L.A. is a state comprehensive university with an urban mission of engagement, service and the public good. You are joining a community of scholars dedicated to advancing knowledge and developing leadership in fifty-five master’s programs and three doctoral programs across our six colleges.  As a graduate student you are invited to actively engage in a learning community that will challenge and promote your intellectual growth through research, creative projects and professional development. 

Our campus offers many opportunities to collaborate with faculty, fellow students and our community partners on innovative projects that serve the public good. With small classes and one-to-one interactions with your lead faculty, Cal State. L.A. provides a dynamic and diverse learning environment that will prepare you to be leaders in education, industry and the public sector.

We hope you enjoy your virtual visit of Cal State L.A.’s Graduate Studies, and invite you to visit our beautiful campus.

Upcoming Events

Graduate and Professional Recruitment Fair
Thursday, October 29
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Walkway
Click here for a list of participating schools


new graduate student orientation

Four Cal State L.A. graduate students were selected for the 2014-2015 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar Awards.

Since 1998, more than 179 students from Cal State L.A. have been recognized as Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars. Fifty percent of the CSULA students have entered top-ranking doctoral programs throughout the United States and in several foreign counties. Cal State L.A. continues to be one of the largest contingents in the CSU system to receive the prestigious awards.


new graduate student orientation The Graduate Resource Center provides academic support, professional networking and community building opportunities in a space dedicated to graduate students. We guide students through writing, editing and formatting their thesis and dissertation. The center also assists in preparing their work for publication; host workshops and presentations to support students' academic and professional development; and act as a general resource for graduate student needs. We strive to arm graduate studenst with the tools required in the next steps of their academic and professional journeys.