Graduate Degrees and Programs

Office of Graduate Studies

Chaparral Hall, Room 123
(909) 537-5058 Graduate Studies website

Master of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

Postbaccalaureate students are those who already hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their studies; they may be pursuing a certificate, credential, second bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. At CSUSB, postbaccalaureate students can choose from more than 40 master’s degree programs and concentrations, as well as a wide range of credential and certificate programs. CSUSB is also one of the few California State University campuses to offer a doctoral program in Educational Leadership. As the university grows, its nationally accredited graduate programs continue to gain recognition and garner awards. Most classes are offered at convenient hours for working students. Financial assistance, research and travel funds are available, with some special financial aid programs aimed at creating a more diverse university faculty.

The Office of Graduate Studies encourages graduate education and works to create programs of quality that respond to the needs of students and of the university's service area. Additionally, the office administers the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, houses the Office of Student Research (OSR), and is responsible for the following functions for all graduate programs:

  • Waiver petitions for the Graduate Writing Requirement, the seven-year limit for course work, the 12-unit limit for classification, and leaves of absence
  • Petitions by all unclassified postbaccalaureate students
  • The CSUSB Student Research Conference (OSR)
  • The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
  • The California Pre-Doctoral Program
  • The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program
  • Student Research and Travel Grants (OSR)

The university offers the following graduate programs:

  • Accountancy, M.S.A.
  • Applied Archaeology, M.A.
  • Art, MA (not offered in the 2017-2018 Academic Year)
  • Biology, M.S.
  • Business Administration, M.B.A.
  • Child Development, M.A.
  • Communication Studies, M.A.
  • Computer Science, M.S.
  • Counseling and Guidance, M.S.
  • Criminal Justice, M.A.
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences, M.S.
  • Education, M.A.
  • Educational Administration, M.A.
  • Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
  • English Composition, M.A.
  • Health Services Administration, M.S.
  • Information Systems and Technology, M.S.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, M.A.
  • Mathematics, M.A.,
  • Mathematics, M.A.T. (not offered in the 2017-2018 Academic Year)
  • National Security Studies, M.A.
  • Nursing, M.S.
  • Psychological Science, M.A.
  • Psychology, M.S.
  • Public Administration, M.P.A.
  • Public Health, M.P.H.
  • Rehabilitation Counseling, M.A.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, M.S. (not offered in the 2017-2018 Academic Year)
  • Social Sciences, M.A.
  • Social Work, M.S.W.
  • Spanish, M.A.
  • Theatre Arts, M.A. (not offered in the 2017-2018 Academic Year)
  • Creative Writing, M.F.A. (not offered in the 2017-2018 Academic Year)
  • Studio Art and Design, M.F.A.

Graduate programs at the university are designed to serve a variety of needs. Some students pursue an advanced degree or a credential program in a professional area to enhance their career mobility; others, to expand their knowledge and understanding and to pursue research in a chosen discipline. The university provides for the part-time as well as the full-time student, by offering appropriate course work and research opportunities during the day, late afternoon and evening throughout the calendar year. Detailed requirements of each program are listed by department and/or degree in the Graduate Degrees section of this bulletin.