Welcome to the Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is committed to the success of our students and serves as an advocate and resource for graduate education on our campus.  Graduate students are a vital part of the community of scholars, where members are actively engaged in research.  We believe that education allows us to redefine the possible and empowers us to lead for the future.  We offer master’s and doctoral level programs aimed at preparing the next generation of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and leaders.  We encourage you to take a closer look at our graduate degree, certificate, and credential programs and learn how we can help you redefine what is possible for you through our post-baccalaureate programs.


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NEW! Cal State Apply - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please note: Some programs require supplemental documents to be submitted to them as part of your application. Please contact your department to see how they would like these documents submitted, as some allow electronic submission and some require hard copies.  Electronic submission through Cal State Apply is not available at this time.

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For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Cal State Apply.

Writing Placement for Graduates (WPG) Exam
The next exam date is Saturday, August 26, 2017Registration will be open from Monday, August 7, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017.  

Please note that there is a $20 fee for this exam. Please read instructions on the registration website for information on how to pay this fee, as payment will no longer be accepted on the day of the exam.

Register at https://wpg.webapps.csus.edu/app/default.aspx.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (for Master’s and Doctoral Degree Students)

  • 1. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (Foothill Suite, University Union):
    • Session 1: 4:30pm – 6pm
    • Session 2: 6:30pm – 8pm
  • 2. Thursday, September 7, 2017 (Summit Room, University Union):
    • Session 1: 4:30pm – 6pm
    • Session 2: 6:30pm – 8pm

Please call the Office of Graduate Studies at (916) 278-6470 to register for one of the New Student Orientation Sessions

New Online Application - Cal State Apply
The CSUMentor website was shut down as of June1, 2017 and applicants will be using the new Cal State Apply online application system starting with the Spring 2018 application cycle.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Answers to common questions for current and prospective students.

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Studies

Riverfront Center, Room 215
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819-6112
(916) 278-6470

Summer Hours (Walk-In)
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Hours (Phone)
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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