CSULB had the largest number of graduates among master's universities who went on to earn doctoral degrees in research fields between 1995 and 2004, according to a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) study.
According to the report titled "Baccalaureate-Origins of U.S. Research Doctorate Recipients: 1995-2004," CSULB had 595 graduates who earned doctorates in physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, and professional or other fields. The study is periodically compiled as part of the annual "Survey of Earned Doctorates."
As a teaching-intensive, research-driven university, CSULB emphasizes providing hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Students are frequent co-authors on faculty research journal articles and are invited to make presentations at research conferences. A number of graduates have gone on to top doctoral-granting universities including Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins and Stanford.
The "Survey of Earned Doctorates" is an annual census conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago on behalf of the NSF, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, United States Department of Agriculture and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It excludes certain professional degrees in health care and law.