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.



New Graduate Student Orientation: August 28th and September 19th
For Master & Doctoral Students only. For more information, visit https://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/admitted/academics/orientation.html 

  1. September 10, 2018 - Continuous Enrollment for Fall 2018
  2. October 1, 2018
    • Application for Graduation (for Fall 2018 graduation)
    • Advancement to Candidacy (for Spring 2019 advancement)
    • Application for Classification (for Spring 2019 classification)

News & Events

Graduate Education Task Force Report

Spring 2018 Changes to Thesis/Project/Dissertation Submission 

Starting in Spring 2018, graduate theses, projects, and dissertations will be produced only in online format (ScholarWorks). Though the campus is moving to an online format for the submission of theses, projects, and dissertations, the university’s format guidelines still apply and students will still need to attend a Thesis/Project Format Workshop and make an appointment during Thesis/Project Check-in to have their format reviewed by OGS prior to uploading to ScholarWorks.

Thesis/Project/Dissertation Appointment Registration Link

NEW! Cal State Apply - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

Office Hours (Walk-In)
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Office Hours (Phone)
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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