California State University, Fresno
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.
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.
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