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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 August 1 May  31 Select programs only. 
Fall October 1 Varies Please check your program's website.


Grad Slam 2023

Register now to participant in the annual CSUSM Grad Slam to take place on Friday, April 7th, 6-8:30pm (Markstein Hall 125)

Congratulations 2021-22 Graduate Dean's Awardee

William Unger, M.S. Mathematics 
Thesis: Characterization of Surfaces with Weak Chromatic Gap

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Due to recent events, Graduate Studies is providing services via email or phone/Zoom appointments. 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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