California State University, San Marcos
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,
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.
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.