Graduate Programs

California State University, Northridge

Office of Graduate Studies

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA

Tel: (818) 677-2138

The Graduate Experience
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a vibrant and diverse university community of nearly 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff. CSUN's research activity reflects the commitment of the university to its 58 master's degrees and two doctoral programs, through which students are encouraged to combine academic pursuits with hands-on experience. Our commitment to setting high academic standards attracts a faculty of superior scholars who are experienced in the teaching and research essential to graduate education. The faculty's discoveries bring fresh insight to our students and enrich the university, community, and nation.

Student Success

  • Ranked eleventh in the nation in awarding master's degrees to Hispanics (Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 2011)
  • Ranked seventeenth in the nation among more than 550 institutions classified as Master's level colleges and universities as the baccalaureate institution of origin of students who went on to complete research doctorates during the period from 2005 to 2009 (NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2009)
  • CSUN provides authentic access by admitting and enrolling students consistent with the university's resources, CSU policy, and guided by a campus strategic enrollment management plan
  • CSUN engages students through quality academic programs and engagement in learning, including offering opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students to engage in research internships, and other hands-on learning
  • CSUN continues to focus on assessment and the use of evidence to demonstrate student success and to improve programs

Northridge Campus
Founded in 1958, CSUN is a vibrant and global community located on 356-acres in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. One of the nation's largest single-campus universities, CSUN also serves as the intellectual, economic, and cultural heart of the Valley and beyond. CSUN boasts the 163,000-square-foot Valley Performing Arts Center with a dual mission to educate and entertain. Garnering attention for its striking architecture and environment-friendly features since it opened in January 2011, the Valley Performing Arts Center is an award-winning cultural landmark.

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Last Update: June 06, 2016