Graduate Programs

California State University, San Marcos

Office of Graduate Studies & Research

California State University, San Marcos

Craven Hall, Room 5210 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Tel: (760) 750-4066

The Graduate Experience
As a younger and smaller university, California State University, San Marcos is developing innovative master's programs that provide advanced study along with practical learning in a diverse and high-technology learning environment.

Currently, CSU San Marcos offers master's degrees in the following 10 areas of study, and more are being added each year: biology, business administration (MBA), computer science, education, history, literature and writing, mathematics, psychology, sociology, and Spanish.

A joint doctorate in educational leadership is also available.

CSU San Marcos' graduate programs offer close intellectual interaction with faculty mentors as the student develops focused knowledge and expertise in a subject area. A graduate student will complete advanced coursework in small class venues as well as engage in independent study and research, scholarship, or creative activity. CSU San Marcos graduate programs will continue to grow, but its innovative and personalized educational approach will remain.

Student Success
A master's degree from CSU San Marcos prepares students for academic careers in higher education, including continued study at the doctoral level, or for advanced positions in business, industry, and the public sector.

Some quick facts about graduate programs at CSU San Marcos:

  • MBA and education programs are geared toward working professionals looking to advance their careers through advanced education.
  • Many CSU San Marcos students have gone on to prestigious universities for doctoral study.
  • Over 1,200 students have completed rigorous graduate programs at CSU San Marcos.
  • The graduate programs take students into a diverse community, develop team-building skills, and require second-language and writing fluency as well as learning to master technology.

San Marcos Campus
CSU San Marcos offers the ambiance of a small, personal campus with the unequalled value of the California State University. It is a new kind of CSU that is continually building a reputation for rigorous, high-quality programs-programs designed to help students develop critical skills for success as they pursue careers and further education in a technologically dynamic global environment. CSU San Marcos' student population reflects the future of its diverse north San Diego region.

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Last Update: June 06, 2016