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Master's Students Nearing Completion (Spring 2020)

If you are a master's student nearing completion for Spring 2020 and have been adversely affected by COVID-19, please reach out to to request a one-week extension on your electronic thesis (or project) submission. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your thesis certification and signature forms will be signed electronically using Adobe Sign. Please contact your advisor for more information about how to route the Certification Page and the Departmental Signature Page. 

Student Financial Resources during COVID-19 

 Thank you to CoBA for putting together a list of student financial resources for our students! 

"We recognize that there has been a lot of information flowing in from many sources about the resources available to you during the COVID-19 crisis and many of you may feel a bit overwhelmed.

Our goal is to provide you with a single source to address all of your concerns relating to the local, state, and federal programs you can access during the global COVID pandemic. This information will be updated regularly as new programs and resources become available."


Graduate Studies is Open Virtually

Due to recent events, OGSR is providing service via alternate means. The most efficient method of communication during this time is email. We will make every effort to get back to you in a timely fashion. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

Fall 2020 Applications are Open. 

Please check the specific graduate program you are interested in for deadlines.

Check if you qualify for an Application Fee Waiver. 


 Choose CSUSM

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.

Cal State Apply Now!     Programs and Advisors     Admissions Requirements

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. 

Summer Admissions: Available for MBA only. Please check their webpage.