This is an archive of the 2017-2018 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2017-2018 University Catalog.
To access the most recent version, please visit

Research and Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for implementing University policies on graduate student classification, formal programs, culminating experiences, diplomas, advisement for incoming students, probationary and disqualified students, and interdisciplinary majors.

The Graduate Studies Division encompasses the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) and Graduate Evaluation Services (GES). It is also responsible for Graduate Student Support Programs, Equity-based programs, and CSU System Recruitment and Support Programs.

Note on Campus-Wide Policies and Procedures

For the full list of policies that apply to both undergraduate and/or graduate students, view the Policies and Procedures page.

Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures

Academic Leave (Leave of Absence) for Graduate Students

Academic Performance and Study Load (Graduate)

Admission to the Program (Graduate)

Admission to the University for Graduate Programs

Animal Subjects Research (Graduate)

Application for the Master’s/Doctorate Degree and Diploma

Change of Objective

Classified Status

Comprehensive Examinations

Conditionally Classified Status

Course Numbering System

Courses for Graduate Students

Credit for Work Completed Prior to Earning the Baccalaureate Degree

Culminating Experience for Graduate Programs

Enrolling in Courses with Prerequisites

Formal Program (Program of Study)

Full-Time Enrollment (Undergraduate and Graduate)

GPA Requirements for Graduate Programs Policy

Grading System for Graduate Students

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Application Procedures

Graduate Credit for Extension and Concurrent Enrollment Courses

Graduate Foreign Language Reading Examination

Graduate Institutional Learning Outcomes (Graduate Policy)

Graduate Status

Graduate-Post-Baccalaureate English Language Requirement

Graduation with Distinction (Graduate Policy)

Human Subjects Research (Graduate)

Joint Graduate Project

Probation and Disqualification (Graduate Program Policy)

Probation and Disqualification (Post-Baccalaureate Credential Program Policy)

Repeat of Courses (Graduate Policy)

Syllabus Policy

Theses, Dissertation and Graduate Projects Rules and Procedures

Time Limit for Completion (Graduate Policy)

Transfer Work for Graduate Programs

Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) Substitution for Graduate Students

Withdrawals (Graduate Policy)