California State University, Dominguez Hills
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.
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.
- 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,
- Faculty are recognized scholars with cutting-edge research/scholarly/creative
- 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.