Graduate Studies At A Glance

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Cal State LA Graduate Programs Continue to Rank Among the Best

Cal State LA is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the "Top Public Schools" in the nation, and it is a point of pride that the University is recognized as among the best in the west for ethnic diversity and is one of the top 30 schools with the most international students during the 2013–2014 academic year.

  • Ranked at #7 overall in the top master's universities category in Washington Monthly's "2014 Best Master's Universities," Cal State LA has jumped a significant 11 places from last year's rankings.
  • U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" 2011 edition ranked Cal State LA's master's degree program in Nursing as among the top five programs in California. Cal State LA is one of only two programs in the Los Angeles area and one of two CSU campuses making the list.
  • Based solely on ratings and reviews from current and recent graduate students, Cal State LA's Educational Leadership doctoral program is ranked #1, and the Anthropology graduate program is ranked #12 in the nation.

Who We Are

Cal State LA is a university dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. Founded in 1947, the University is home to a diverse population of over 23,000 active students, and 235,000 distinguished alumni. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Cal State LA has long been recognized as an engine of economic and social mobility. Committed to free scholarly inquiry, to high-quality teaching and to academic excellence, the University offers nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities.

Cal State LA is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex; Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs; Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center; Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility; Billie Jean King Sports Complex; TV, Film and Media Center; and the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.

By the Numbers

Seven Colleges

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business and Economics
  • Charter College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Natural and Social Sciences
  • College of Professional and Global Education
  • 7 Colleges, University Library, Honors College

Faculty (Undergraduate and Graduate Studies)

  • 2,170 Faculty Members
  • 22:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Graduate Student Body

  • 3,682 Graduate Students
  • 61% female, 39% male

Degrees Offered

  • 53 Master programs
  • 124 Total number of options
  • 3 Doctoral programs
  • 18 Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs
  • 37 Teaching and service certificaton programs offered by the Charter College of Education

Graduate Programs with highest enrollment: Counseling, Social Work, Special Education, Nursing, Electrical Engineering

Last updated: November 20, 2017