Dean's Message


It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State, University Los Angeles. We are 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 over 50 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 devoted and accomplished faculty bring to the university a depth and range of experience in their respective fields, and provide graduate students with mentorship through hands-on research and field work. Our campus offers many opportunities to collaborate with faculty, fellow students and our community partners on innovative projects that serve the public good. Our University provides a dynamic and diverse learning environment that will prepare you to be leaders in education, industry, and the public sector.

I encourage you to visit our Graduate Resource Center and participate in the workshops and programs designed to support your academic success.

I wish you the very best in the pursuit of your degree.

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Karin Elliot Brown, PhD
Dean of Graduate Studies