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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Spring 2019 Commencement 

Information: https://www.csus.edu/commencement/
Student FAQ: https://www.csus.edu/commencement/faq.html
Faculty/Staff FAQ: https://www.csus.edu/commencement/Faculty%20FAQ.pdf

February 1, 2019 Form Deadline:

Application for Graduation (Spring & Summer 2019)
Advancement to Candidacy (effective for Fall 2019)
Application for Classification (effective for Fall 2019)

February 10, 2019 Form Deadline:

Spring 2019 Continuous Enrollment (no late fee assessed). After February 10, 2019 a $25 late fee will be assessed.  March 31, 2019 is the last day to submit Continuous Enrollment for Spring 2019.

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.

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, MS 6112
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
gradctr@csus.edu
(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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