California State University, Channel Islands
CSU, Channel Islands, One University Drive
Sage Hall, Room 2011
Camarillo, CA 93012
Tel: (805) 437-8860
Fax: (805) 437-8951
The Graduate Experience
California State University, Channel Islands (CI) offers five masters degrees: Master of Science in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Science in Mathematics. These graduate programs grew out of the university's commitment to serve the region and respond to needs recognized in business and the public section. Except for the MA in Education degree, all graduate degrees are offered through Extended University. For these degrees, Extended University employs a Special Sessions schedule and charges per-unit tuition separate from the normal CSU system-wide tuition for graduate students.
In just a short time, CSU Channel Islands has become known for its creative,
interdisciplinary approach that gives students broader and deeper perspectives. The university
has developed graduate educational programs that are innovative, enriching, and relevant
to today's students, preparing them for the highest standards of professionalism.
To meet the needs of working adults, these graduate degree programs are offered in
convenient evening and online formats. The programs are taught by CSU Channel Islands' highly
qualified full-time faculty as well as by industry practitioners and researchers who provide
applied and real-world perspectives. The Master of Business Administration program concentrates
on global business and includes a culminating trip to a foreign country to study the local
economy. The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics program serves the extensive
local biotech industry, and the Master of Education program prepares much-needed school
administrators for leadership positions in Ventura County.
CSU Channel Islands offers graduate degrees to serve individuals in career growth and to
strengthen the business community through increased productivity resulting from a better
Channel Islands Campus
CSU Channel Islands, Ventura County's first four-year public university, opened in 2002.
The newest and 23rd campus in the California State University system welcomed its first
class of freshmen in fall 2003. Minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the 670-acre campus rests
at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, halfway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
The main entrance winds through agricultural fields, orchards, and rocky foothills leading
to dramatic Spanish-revival architecture, built in the 1930s as part of the Works Project
Administration program. The sprawling structures with their red-tiled roofs reflect California's
past, from the landmark Bell Tower that pays homage to a nearby mission to the Catalina and
Malibu tile work on the fountains that decorate many of the 29 courtyards.