Graduate Studies

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California State University, Long Beach offers a wide variety of post-baccalaureate certificates, credentials Ի geared to both full-time and part-time students. has over 5,500 graduate students across its 164 master’s degree programs, 43 credential programs, 22 postbaccalaureate certificates, and 5 doctoral programs.

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. also offer the following doctoral programs:

Becoming a Graduate Student

Applying to Graduate School

Please note that graduate students must apply to the universityANDto 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

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.