Graduate Studies

Becoming a Graduate Student at CSU Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills offers a variety of post-baccalaureate certificates, credentials and graduate degrees geared to both full-time and part-time students. Students who plan to become a candidate for a master’s degree must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or have completed equivalent academic preparation at a foreign university as determined by the appropriate campus authority. The student must have completed undergraduate course work substantially equivalent to that required at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in the discipline of intended graduate study, or must be prepared to undertake additional work to make up any deficiency.

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All official transcripts must go to the Office of Admissions. The Office of Graduate Studies is not authorized to accept official transcripts.

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. We are a comprehensive university, accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

California State University, Dominguez Hills provides an ideal setting for advanced study. Located in the Los Angeles area, the university attracts a diverse student population and allows exposure to a variety of enrichment experiences. Our programs serve working students, with the majority of coursework being offered in the evening hours or online.

The mission of graduate programs at California State University, Dominguez Hills is to promote advanced study, scholarly activity, and research. Through traditional and nontraditional ways of learning, students earn master’s degrees, advanced certificates, credentials, and life enrichment. Graduate students make up a distinctive and highly valued segment of the university community, and graduate programs support the dedication of California State University, Dominguez Hills in educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the twenty-first century.

Once again, we welcome you to the Office of Graduate Studies at Cal State Dominguez Hills.