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 internship programs in chosen field
Visits to doctoral-granting institutions
Travel to national symposia or professional meetings
Membership in professional organizations
Graduate school application and test fees
Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars 2014-2015
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.
2014-2015 Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars
MARIO DEMATTEO • Faculty Sponsor: Rebecca Lush, Literature and Writing
SARAH NEAL • Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Caine, Psychology
Summer Research Opportunities for Pre-Doctoral Scholars
The California Pre-Doctoral Program provides summer research internship opportunities to Pre-Doctoral Scholars. The summer research program is open to all current Pre-Doctoral Scholars, both graduate and undergraduate. The summer research internship generally consists of 8-10 weeks in residence at a University of California campus, or other doctoral institutions.
CSUSM Office of Graduate Studies