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California State University San Marcos encourages and welcomes students to continue or advance their studies achieving Master's and/or doctoral degrees that will prepare them for academic careers in higher education or for advanced positions in business, industry, and the public sector.  Cal State San Marcos offers innovative graduate programs that integrate the latest technologies and most recent research in a wide range of disciplines.

  • Benefit from a low student-faculty ratio.
  • Learn from expert faculty.
  • Benefit from a challenging curriculum.
  • Enhance your learning in our modern facilities featuring the latest technology.
Graduate Application Dates
Admissions Term Application Open Deadline to Apply Programs
Spring August 1 October 31 Select programs only. 
Summer August 1 May  30  Select programs only. 
Fall October 1 Varies Please check your program's website.



2020-2021 Graduate Dean's Awardee 
  • Christine Briggs, M.A. Literature and Writing Studies

2021-2022 Pre-Doctoral Program / Sally Casanova Scholar:

  • Alex Gonzalez, M.S. Biological Sciences (CSUSM Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Jameson)
  • Tommi Mayers, M.A. Psychological Sciences (CSUSM Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dustin Calvillo)
2020-2021 Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Fellow: 
  • Annie Le,  Graduate School of Education - UCLA (CSUSM Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xuan Santos)

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