Academic Programs

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California State University, Long Beach offers a wide variety of graduate degrees geared to both full-time and part-time students. 

About 6,000 students are currently enrolled in graduate programs in more than 65 fields.  We also offer the following doctoral programs:

  • Ph.D. in Engineering & Industrial Applied Mathematics (offered jointly with The Claremont Graduate University.)
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (offered jointly with Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Los Angeles)

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The Office of Program & Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) in Academic Affairs is committed to promoting educational effectiveness through the complementary actions of annual institutional assessment (of Institutional Learning Outcomes and GE Learning Outcomes), periodic program review, and annual assessment of student learning. OPIE partners with staff from the Division of Student Affairs and Institutional Research & Analytics to provide and interpret meaningful data for the campus community.

The Institutional Effectiveness Office collects and analyzes data related to a wider variety of institutional projects, student learning outcomes assessment, and accreditation. This office coordinates with Senate committees to advise, coordinate and implement campus-wide assessment efforts, including assessment in general education. In addition, the office is the liaison office between CSULB and our regional accreditor, WSCUC (WASC).

The Program Review & Assessment office provides feedback on all program-level and academic support unit assessment reports In addition, the office conducts workshops on learning outcomes at the course and program level and provides outreach and guidance to academic and academic support programs working on curriculum maps, assessment plans, and new program learning outcomes.

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Information about how course credits at California community colleges, UCs and other CSUs can be applied at CSULB is available online through ASSIST, the official repository of articulation for California's colleges and universities.  ASSIST provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.

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The Curriculum team manages the University Catalog and Curriculum Handbook