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.


Fall 2018 Thesis/Project/Dissertation Check-In

Due to complications related to the Camp Fire, and its impact on the campus, the thesis submission dates and registration have been extended.   

Registration is currently open for the following dates and will remain open until December 14, 2018:

November 26 - 29 (9am - 6pm)
November 30 (9am - 3pm)
December 3 - 6 (10am - 6pm)
December 10 - 14 (9am - 3pm)

Register online at https://csus.campus.eab.com/student/appointments/new.

The Office of Graduate Studies understands that this has been a stresssful time, and appreciates your patience during this time of uncertainty.

Writing Placement for Graduates (WPG) Exam

  • Exam Date: January 19, 2019.

  • Registration will be available: December 31, 2018 to 12:00pm on January 11, 2019

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

  • Please Note: There is a $20 fee for the exam. Please read instructions on the registration website for how to pay this fee, as payment will no longer be accepted on the day of the exam.  This fee is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.

Fall 2019 Application Delays

Due to technical issues outside of our institution's control, our campus is unable to download some Fall 2019 applications from Cal State Apply at this time.  Any applications submitted will be considered on time and will be processed once these issues have been resolved.  Once we are able to download your application you will receive a confirming email from the Office of Graduate Studies with your student ID number and additional instructions.

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
(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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