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Graduate Studies


Welcome to the CSUSB Office of Graduate Studies!

Whether you are completing a credential, master’s degree, or doctoral program – or exploring the possibilities of a graduate education – we are open and ready to support you!

We are located in the College of Education, room 356, and are ready to serve you in person, by phone, or via a Zoom appointment. (Please see our office hours and contact information.) 

Thank you and stay safe!


Seven CSUSB Students Named as Sally Casanova Scholars

Congratulations to our 2023-24 Sally Casanova Scholars! Out of a pool of 156 highly qualified CSU students, seven of our CSUSB applicants were selected for this prestigious program.

The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars program offers financial assistance and mentoring for promising juniors, seniors, and graduate students who aspire to obtain a doctoral degree.

This year’s CSUSB awardees are listed below. Read more about their academic interests and goals and find out how you can apply to be the next Sally Casanova Scholar. 

2023-2024 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars and Mentors

Kenya Luna: M.A. psychological science
Faculty Mentor: Jacob Jones, psychology

Mishon Johnson: B.A. child & adolescent development
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Looney, psychology

Brionne Zamrii-Garland: B.A. English – rhetoric concentration
Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Cavallaro, English

Veronica Morales: M.A. English literature & composition
Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Cavallaro, English

Negin Ghaffari: M.A. psychological science
Faculty Mentor: Christina Hassija, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Serenity Chavez: B.A. philosophy
Faculty Mentor: Kaitlyn Creasy, philosophy

David Murillo: B.S. chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Renwu ‘John’ Zhang, chemistry & biochemistry

CSUSB ranked among best graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

CSUSB has been named among the nation’s top universities in 2023-24 as nine of its programs have been listed among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

In its 2023-24 graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report has listed nine Cal State San Bernardino programs among the best universities in the nation.

The rankings highlight CSUSB’s work to provide quality graduate programs for CSUSB undergraduates and undergraduates in general, said Rafik Mohamed, CSUSB provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“The U.S. News & World Report rankings emphasize the dedication of our faculty, staff and administrators in developing exceptional graduate academic programs that will help our students excel in the classroom and in their careers after graduation,” Mohamed said.

The 2023-24 graduate school rankings are:

Rehabilitation Counseling (58th) tie

Social Work (116th) tie

Best Public Affairs Programs (118th) tie

Public Health (150th) tie

Part-time MBA (174th) tie

Best Fine Arts Programs (178th) tie