Graduate Programs

California State University, Fresno

Division of Graduate Studies

California State University, Fresno

5241 N. Maple Ave.,
M/S TA51
Fresno, CA 93740-8027

Tel: (559) 278-2448

The Graduate Experience
California State University, Fresno is the university of the 'new California,' continuously working to meet changing student needs with campus expansion in degree programs, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities. Recent additions include the new Science II Building; the Downing Planetarium; the California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services, Fresno Criminalistics Laboratory; and the student recreation center. The centerpiece of the university's future is the $90 million expansion of the Henry Madden Library, a 380,000-square-foot building scheduled to open in 2008.

Graduate students are a dynamic part of the university. The university enrolls nearly 2,000 students in 45 graduate degree programs and six certificates of advanced study programs. A Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership is planned for fall 2007, pending CSU approval and WASC accreditation. CSU Fresno's programs are specifically geared for those in professional, practice-oriented careers—everything from education and business to health and the social sciences.

Student Success
CSU Fresno offers graduate degrees designed for personal growth and professional advancement. The university is committed to helping its students achieve a competitive difference in their lives.

Some quick facts about CSU Fresno's graduate programs:

  • The university has more than 2,000 graduate students; 700 graduate degrees are awarded each year.
  • The diverse graduate student population includes 65 percent women, 36 percent ethnic minorities, and 3.7 percent international students.
  • Graduate program coursework is available for students employed full time (46 percent) and part time (41 percent).
  • A distinguished faculty helps students achieve their education goals. The Fresno faculty includes Fulbright scholars, National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation scholars, and Pulitzer Prize and Prix de Rome winners.
  • Career services provides comprehensive career development services resulting in the successful culmination of the education experience.

Fresno Campus
The university's 388-acre main campus and 1,011-acre university farm are located at the northeast edge of Fresno, Calif., at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world, and Fresno is the sixth largest city in California. The university is within a three- or four-hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco and is within two hours of the Central Coast.

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Last Update: June 08, 2016