Graduate Programs

California State University, Bakersfield

Division of Graduate Studies

California State University, Bakersfield

Education Building, Room 242 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA

Tel: (661) 654-3420

The Graduate Experience
California State University, Bakersfield offers outstanding career preparation and excellent education at the graduate level. The university continuously works to meet changing student needs with systematic additions of degree programs, research opportunities, and modern equipment and facilities. The Institute for Social and Community Research, the GeoTech Center, and the MBA Computer Research Lab all support graduate study and research at the campus.

Graduate students are an integral and dynamic part of CSU Bakersfield. The university offers 18 master's degrees and plans to offer an EdD in Educational Leadership in fall 2008, pending CSU approval and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation. Graduate programs are offered in the traditional scholarly fields of the humanities, behavioral and social sciences, and natural sciences. CSU Bakersfield also offers programs specifically geared for those in professional, practice-oriented careers-business administration, public administration, elementary and secondary education, counseling, nursing, and social work.

Student Success
CSU Bakersfield offers graduate degrees to forward your educational and professional advancement and growth. The university is committed to helping its students achieve a competitive difference in their lives. Some quick facts about CSU Bakersfield's graduate programs:

  • There are more than 1,500 graduate students, and 350 graduate degrees are awarded each year.
  • The diverse graduate student population includes 69 percent women, 43 percent ethnic minorities, and 2 percent international students.
  • Graduate program coursework is available for students as full-time (55 percent) and part-time (45 percent) study.
  • A distinguished faculty helps students achieve their education goals. CSU Bakersfield faculty includes CSU systemwide Outstanding Professors, Fulbright scholars, National Endowment for the Humanities scholars, and National Science Foundation scholars.
  • CSU Bakersfield's Career Development Center provides comprehensive services resulting in the successful culmination of the graduate education experience and subsequent entry into a profession.

Bakersfield Campus
CSU Bakersfield's 375-acre main campus is located in the southwestern part of Bakersfield, Calif., at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, bounded by the southern Sierra Nevada to the east, the San Gabriel Mountains to the south, and the coastal range to the west. CSU Bakersfield also has a center in Lancaster, Calif., at the Antelope Valley College. The San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world, and Bakersfield is one of the key oil-producing areas for the United States. The university is a one and one-half hour drive from Los Angeles, the Mojave Desert, and the Pacific Ocean.

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Last Update: June 06, 2016