Graduate Programs

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Office of Academic Programs, Graduate Studies Unit

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747

Tel: (310) 243-3693

The Graduate Experience
Graduate programs at California State University, Dominguez Hills promote advanced study, scholarly activity, and research. Through traditional and nontraditional learning, students earn advanced certificates, credentials, master's degrees, and life enrichment. Graduate students are a distinctive and highly valued segment of the university community, and the graduate programs support the university's commitment to educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles at the local, state, national, and international levels.

CSU Dominguez Hills offers 22 master's degree programs. Classes are scheduled at convenient times to suit the needs of the daytime and evening students who work full time. Students who graduate from CSU Dominguez Hills demonstrate advanced knowledge of their disciplines, are able to work independently within their fields, have advanced communication skills, and demonstrate responsible ethical and professional conduct in their educational and professional lives.

Student Success
CSU Dominguez Hills prepares students to enter the workforce at an advanced level and to qualify for doctoral programs or professional studies such as law, medicine, and pharmacy.

Quick facts:

  • CSU Dominguez Hills has nearly 4,000 graduate students, and approximately 1,000 graduate degrees are awarded annually.
  • Sixty-two percent of CSU Dominguez Hills graduate students are from underrepresented groups, and 70 percent are women.
  • Programs are offered in the daytime and evening, in the traditional classroom, online, and on-site.
  • Faculty are recognized scholars with cutting-edge research/scholarly/creative activities.
  • Students work with faculty on these projects, resulting in publication and presentation at professional meetings.
  • Students choosing to continue in doctoral programs have attended prestigious universities, including the University of California, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Connecticut, New York University, the University of Washington, and the University of Texas.

Dominguez Hills Campus
CSU Dominguez Hills is located on the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. CSU Dominguez Hills was authorized by the state legislature in 1960; the first students were enrolled in 1965. The 346-acre campus in Carson, Calif., is located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex and is in the center of a population that is international and multiethnic.

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Last Update: June 06, 2016