Graduate Studies

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California State University, Long Beach offers a wide variety of post-baccalaureate certificates, credentials and  graduate degrees geared to both full-time and part-time students. CSULB has over 5,500 graduate students across its 102 master’s degree programs, 55 credential programs, 22 postbaccalaureate certificates, and 5 doctoral programs.

CSULB is an R2-Doctoral University with High Research Activity that is designated as both a Hispanic-Serving and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. CSULB also offer the following doctoral programs:

Becoming a Graduate Student

Applying to Graduate School

Please note that graduate students must apply to the university AND to a specific graduate program.

For questions about a specific program, contact the program's advisor.

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As a grad student, there is a lot of information you need to know in addition to academic knowledge—for example, how to access your student email account or how to buy a parking permit. In the past, finding this information required searching through multiple web pages, which can take valuable time away from important goals like studying, working, or conducting research. Navigating Grad Studies at the Beach solves this problem, by providing a centralized online space for all grad students to learn about campus resources, student support services, and the path to graduation.

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Awards listings for our Graduate Students

  • Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars

  • Graduate Equity Fellowship

  • Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Scholars

CSULB offeres a variety of research and creative activites competitions that provides graduate students the opportunity to showcase what they have been studying and learning.  Many graduate students advance to CSU-Wide, regional and national competitions for scholarship monies and bragging rights. 

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Notable CSULB Graduate Alumni: 

Rosa Sanchez (Class of 2018), teacher, Nava College Preparatory Academy, LAUSD
Master of Arts in Education, Dual Language Development

Sara Coley, (Class of 2018) Coordinator of Student Services for Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration

​​​​ Lizzet Rojas, class of 2021, currently pursuing a PhD in Education at UCLA
Master of Arts in Education, Educational Psychology

Lorena Gonzalez, (Class of 2017) Ph.D. student in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education program with a Race and Ethnic Studies specialization in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. 
Master of Arts in Education, Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

Scott Alikre, Middle School Teacher for students with Mild/Moderate
Master of Science in Special Education

Arturo Covarrubias (Class of 2015), Clinical Supervisor at Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center
Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy

Alexandria Rosales (Class of 2003), Counseling Faculty at Fullerton Community College
Master of Science in Counseling, Student Development in Higher Education

Lindsay Sterk (Class of 2022), Assistant Director of CSULB College of Business Graduate Programs
Educational Leadership Doctorate