New & Current Students


It is a great pleasure to welcome you to 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 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 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 hope you enjoy your virtual visit of Cal State L.A.’s Graduate Studies, and wish you the very best in pursuit of your degree.

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Karin Elliot Brown, Ph.D.,
Dean of Graduate Studies