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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.  Cal State San Marcos offers innovative graduate programs that integrate the latest technologies and most recent research in a wide range of disciplines.

  • Benefit from a low student-faculty ratio.
  • Learn from expert faculty.
  • Benefit from a challenging curriculum.
  • Enhance your learning in our modern facilities featuring the latest technology.
Graduate Application Dates
Admissions Term Application Open Deadline to Apply Programs
Spring August 1 October 31 Select programs only. 
Summer October 1 May  30  Select programs only. 
Fall October 1 Varies Please check your program's website.



  • Jessica Atencio, Master of Science Kinesiology

2020-2021 Pre-Doctoral Program / Sally Casanova Scholar:

  • Cynthia De La Rosa, Master of Sociological Practice (CSUSM Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xuan Santos)
2020-2021 Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Fellow: 
  • Gloria Diaz, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Technologies/ Technicians (CSUSM Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Iafe)
  • Jordan Grasso, University of California Irvine, Social Sciences (CSUSM Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richelle Swan)

Student Financial Resources during COVID-19 

 Thank you to CoBA for putting together a list of student financial resources for our students! 

"We recognize that there has been a lot of information flowing in from many sources about the resources available to you during the COVID-19 crisis and many of you may feel a bit overwhelmed.

Our goal is to provide you with a single source to address all of your concerns relating to the local, state, and federal programs you can access during the global COVID pandemic. This information will be updated regularly as new programs and resources become available."

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Due to recent events, OGSR is providing service via alternate means. The most efficient method of communication during this time is email. We will make every effort to get back to you in a timely fashion. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

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