Graduate Programs

Confucious and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library Friday 17 April 2009

A&L Graduate Policies
Office of Graduate Studies

The College of Arts and Letters is proud of the graduate programs that we currently offer in eight of our nine departments, along with several certificate programs that are growing in popularity. Each of our programs provides high quality educational experiences with faculty who are distinguished in their fields of specialty. We are also proud that students who complete our Masters programs have chosen many pathways to their personal and professional success. We have a strong history of our Master’s students getting into some of the top doctoral programs around the nation. Our graduates are also working in education as teachers, counselors and administrators. They are working in industry, media, government and a host of occupations in California, the region, the nation, and internationally; fields of study, performance, and public service that have placed a high value on the graduate level education that students have received in the College of Arts and Letters at Cal State LA.

The Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Letters serves as the College Graduate Dean
Music Building 230 phone:  323.343.4004

Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Programs

Art (Department of Art): Master of Arts Degree in Art, with specializations in Art Education, Art History, Design, Fashion, Fiber and Materials, and Studio Arts; Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art, with specializations in Design and Studio Arts

Communication Studies (Departments of Communication Studies and Television, Film and Media Studies): Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, with Options in Communication and Television and Film

English (Department of English): Master of Arts Degree in English 

Music (Department of Music): Master of Arts Degree in MusicMaster of Music Degree, with Options in Composition, Commercial Music, Conducting, Performance, Afro-Latin Music, and Music Education.

Philosophy (Department of Philosophy): Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy 

Spanish (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures): Master of Arts Degree in Spanish 

Television, Film, and Theatre (Departments of Television, Film, and Media Studies and Theatre, and Dance): Joint Master of Fine Arts Degree in Television, Film and Theatre.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Department of Liberal Studies): Certificate