Graduate Programs

California State University, Long Beach

Division of Academic Affairs

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA

Tel: (562) 985-4128

The Graduate Experience
Currently celebrating its 56th year, California State University, Long Beach has awarded more than 30,000 graduate degrees. It offers a wide range of graduate offerings, now totaling 67 different fields for master's degrees (Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Social Work, and Master of Business Administration). CSU Long Beach offers two joint doctoral degrees and plans to be one of the first CSU campuses to offer a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership, which is scheduled for fall 2007, pending CSU approval and WASC accreditation.

When its renovation is completed at the end of 2007, the University Library will become the site of the Arnold T. Schwab Graduate Studies Center, providing a wide range of information resources and related services to the graduate student community.

Student Success
CSU Long Beach offers its students a learning environment based on effective instruction and strong faculty involvement in scholarly and creative activity. With a graduate student-faculty ratio of approximately 15 to 1, the university is known for its close student-faculty relationships and for its emphasis on collaborative research by students and faculty. Within this academic environment, CSU Long Beach offers a variety of graduate degrees geared for both full-time and part-time students.

Some facts about CSU Long Beach's graduate programs:

  • Approximately 3,500 graduate students are currently enrolled, with approximately 1,500 graduate diplomas being awarded each year.
  • The university has a diverse graduate student population: 60 percent women, 52 percent ethnic minorities, and 9 percent international students.
  • CSU Long Beach's distinguished faculty actively supports graduate students in achieving their academic goals. CSU Long Beach faculty includes Fulbright Scholars, Guggenheim Foundation Fellows, and a recipient of the Louis Armstrong Fellowship Award from the International Association for Jazz Education.
  • The CSULB Career Development Center serves as an essential resource for graduate students seeking career placement and advancement.

Long Beach Campus
California State University, Long Beach is a large, urban, comprehensive university. The hilltop portion on the 322-acre campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Eighty permanent buildings house the various colleges, 63 academic departments and programs, 24 centers, four institutes, and four clinics. CSU Long Beach's mission is high-quality education leading toward a broad range of graduate degrees spanning the liberal arts and sciences as well as many applied and professional fields.

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Last Update: June 06, 2016