California State University, East Bay
The Graduate Experience
California State University, East Bay, named a "Best in the West" college by The Princeton
Review, features graduate programs that are uniquely personal, professional, and achievable.
CSU East Bay offers over 30 graduate programs with convenient scheduling designed for working adults.
The fast, flexible quarter system makes it possible for graduate students to earn a master's degree
at their own pace, with accelerated degree completion available through year-round course scheduling.
Fees are affordable—among the lowest in the nation—plus generous financial aid is available.
Graduate students enjoy small classes (the average class size is 18) and a personal,
student-centered learning experience with professors who are experts in their fields. It is
a collegial, friendly, supportive environment in a culturally diverse community of over 12,500
graduate and undergraduate students.
CSU East Bay graduate students enjoy the advantages of learning from distinguished faculty who
are committed to student success.
Some facts about CSU East Bay's graduate programs:
- CSU East Bay has more than 3,300 graduate students, with 1,100 graduate
degrees awarded each year.
- The university offers a first of its kind MA degree in multimedia, with graduates
working at Sony Entertainment, Electronic Arts, CBS Market Watch, and Pixar.
- CSU East Bay's pioneering graduate biotechnology certificate has placed over 230
graduates in the biotechnology industry and in government and academic laboratories.
- The university provides the largest evening MBA program in the Bay Area with innovative
programs in strategic management, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship, with
students working for Oracle, Cisco Systems, HP, Chevron, Bank of America, and other
Fortune 500 firms.
- New master's degrees in engineering management and social work are offered, and
a joint doctorate in educational leadership is planned.
East Bay Campus
CSU East Bay serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, Calif. Located in the
"heart of the San Francisco Bay Area" and close to important financial centers and Silicon
Valley, biotech, and digital media businesses, it attracts students from throughout the region
and from more than 80 countries. CSU East Bay offers more than 100 fields of study, award-winning
curricula, small classes, expert faculty, and a fast, flexible quarter system.