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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.

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Fall Admissions: Applications are open October 1. Deadlines vary -  Please check your program's website.

Spring Admissions: Applications are open August 1-October 31. Select programs only. 


Graduate Dean's Awardee

Congratulations to the Graduate Dean's Recipient, Carolyn Matthews of M.S. Biological Sciences.

 We are currently accepting Spring 2020 applications for the following programs: 
  1. Biological Sciences (please contact the Graduate Coordinator before applying)
  2. Computer Science
  3. History
  4. Mathematics
  5. Spanish
  6. Special Education 
Applications are open August 1 through October 31. 

Check if you qualify for an Application Fee Waiver HERE. 



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Location: Craven Hall 5102 (enter through Founder's Plaza)