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Graduate Studies

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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.


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Register Now for the 2024 Grad Slam!
April 5th, 2024 | 5-8 PM | Markstein Hall
The Annual Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition where both undergraduate and graduate students give a 3-minute oral presentation to showcase their impactful and innovative research, scholarship, or creative activity. 

Cash Prizes for:

  • Best Graduate STEM Presentation
  • Best Graduate Non-STEM Presentation
  • Best Undergraduate Presentation
  • And more!


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