CSU California Pre-Doctoral Program

About the program
Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars 2015-2016
Summer Research Opportunities for Pre-Doctoral Scholars
Faculty Advisor Information
Student Information

About the CSU California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions. Scholars are exposed to unique opportunities to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs.

Opportunities may include:

  • One-on-one work with faculty members at the CSU and doctoral-granting institutions

  • Funded summer research experience in chosen field

  • Visits to doctoral-granting institutions

  • Travel to national symposia or professional meetings

  • Membership in professional organizations

  • Journal subscriptions

  • Graduate school application and test fees

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Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars 2015-2016

Sally Casanova was the driving force in the creation of the California Pre-Doctoral Program in 1989. Among her posthumous honors is the designation of recipients of awards from the California Pre-Doctoral program as "Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars.

2015-2016 Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholar
OSCAR SOTO • Faculty Sponsor:  Xuan Santos, Sociology

Full list of CSU wide recipients

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Summer Research Opportunities for Pre-Doctoral Scholars

The California Pre-Doctoral Program provides summer research experience opportunities for current Pre-Doctoral Scholars only. The summer research experience allows you to work for approximately 8-10 weeks with faculty at a doctoral granting institution.

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Contact the Campus Coordinator

Teri Woods
CSUSM Office of Graduate Studies
(760) 750-8823

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Available late Fall 2015

March 2, 2016

Please contact Teri Woods for an application.