Current Students

Thank you for your continued 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.

CSU Dominguez Hills Graduate Level Learning Outcomes

Graduate student will:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth, advance knowledge base that reflects the current theories and best practices within their discipline at a graduate level
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform independently, both intellectually and professionally, within their discipline at a grate level. 
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills reflective of styles predominant in their discipline at a graduate level.
  • Demonstrate an ability t express advanced ideas orally at a graduate level. 
  • Engage in research, scholarly or creative activity within their discipline or make meaningful contributions to their field/organization at a graduate level.
  • Demonstrate responsibility ethical and professional conduct related to their discipline in all facets of their educational and professional lives. 
  • Demonstrate skills designed to contribute to the development of their discipline or profession at the economic, social and civic policy levels. 

See the Toro Graduate Student Handbook for more information about the following:

• Financing Your Future   • Graduate Studies Policies  • Special Consideration   • Satisfactory Academic Progress (Probation/Disqualification)  • Graduation

• Summary of Steps Towards the Master’s Degree  • Advance to Candidacy and Culminating Experience  • Human and Animal Protection (IRB)  • Preparing for your Future  • Completion Checklist

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