You are here

Graduate Studies Office

Graduate Studies Office

The mission of the College of Education is to foster a learning and teaching community committed to educational excellence. The Graduate Studies Office is committed to serving graduate students and faculty of the College of Education in an efficient and friendly manner. We promote student success through advisement, particularly on policy and procedure, from the point of first contact through program completion.

Please Explore our Programs to find out more about the various graduate programs offered by the CSULB College of Education.


The Graduate Studies Office can assist with your questions about:

  • Graduate Program Applications and Admissions
  • College of Education Graduate Culture Initiative Activities and Events
  • Advancement to Candidacy
  • Change of Program
  • Application for Practicum and Fieldwork (Counseling and School Psychology Programs)
  • Application to Thesis, Project, or Comprehensive Examinations
  • Maintaining Continuous Enrollment through GS 700D
  • Completing University Graduation Requirements and Filing for Graduation

Contact Us and Hours

Graduate Studies Office Open-phone Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday - Friday: 1:00p.m. -4:30 p.m.
No appointment needed for open-phone hours: (562) 985-8476

Graduate Studies Office Drop-In Hours:

Monday – Thursday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
No appointment needed for drop-in hours, just come on by EED building room 7 (map)

Graduate Studies Office Appointments:

If you are unable to obtain service during the above times, please contact the Graduate Studies Office to schedule a time that is mutually convenient or (562) 985-8476.

Holiday Closures

We are closed on the weekends and specific holidays as indicated below.

The university will be closed on the following holidays:

  • Monday, September 6, 2021 in observation of Labor Day.
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observation of Veterans Day.
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 in observation of Thanksgiving.
  • Friday, November 26, 2021 in observation of Thanksgiving.
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 in observation of Cesar Chavez Day.
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 in observation of Memorial Day.
  • Monday, July 4, 2022 in observation of Independence Day.

Please note the annual breaks and Commencement schedule below:

  • Fall Break is Monday, November 22, 2021 through Friday, November 26, 2021.  The Graduate Studies Office will be open on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • Winter Break is Friday, December 24, 2021 through Friday, December 31, 2021. The Graduate Studies Office will re-open on Monday, January 3, 2022.
  • Spring Break is Monday, March 28, 2022 through Friday, April 1, 2022.  Although there are no class meetings during the entire week, the Graduate Studies Office will be open Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30, 2022, and Friday April 1, 2022.
  • Commencement ceremonies will be held the week of Monday, May 16, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022.