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Graduate Studies

Discover the exciting career pathways that await you in our graduate programs, where opportunities meet excellence.
CSUSM Graduate Degrees

Your Future Starts Here

California State University San Marcos encourages and welcomes students to continue or advance their studies achieving Master's and/or doctoral degrees that will prepare them for academic careers in higher education or for advanced positions in business, industry, and the public sector. We offer innovative graduate programs that integrate the latest technologies and most recent research in a wide range of disciplines.


Graduate Programs

Masters Programs

Doctoral Program

Low Student-Faculty Ratio

California State University San Marcos is dedicated to fostering a vibrant research community that values and supports graduate student research. Our institution is committed to providing students with the resources and opportunities they need to excel in their scholarly pursuits. We believe that student research is a crucial part of the graduate experience, and we strive to create an environment that encourages curiosity, exploration, and innovation. Through our programs and initiatives, we aim to empower students to make meaningful contributions to their fields and to the world at large. Join us in our commitment to excellence in student research at CSUSM.


Jocelyne Dates
2023-2024 Graduate Dean's Award
This award acknowledges the importance of the master’s degree at CSUSM by recognizing the accomplishments of an outstanding master’s degree recipient. Graduate study involves both greater independence and closer intellectual interaction with faculty mentors as the student develops focused knowledge and expertise in a subject area. The recipient of the award will have demonstrated mastery in advanced coursework as well as engagement in independent study and research, scholarship, or creative activity.

to Jocelyne Dates, Biological Sciences master's student, for winning this year's Graduate Dean's Award!




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