Graduate Status

A graduate student is one who has applied and received formal admission to a specific course of study that will lead to a master’s or doctorate degree in one of the many disciplines available at CSUN. Graduate status is subdivided into classified and conditionally classified standing, depending on whether or not certain University and program requirements have been met. Graduate students in either category may enroll in 500- and 600-level courses, although in some programs enrollment is limited to the classified student. Graduate students must follow a specific course of instruction identified to them by the graduate program coordinator and described for the individual program on the Masters or Doctorates page.