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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.) 


Christine SeegerGraduate Student Spotlight:
Christine Seeger, Interdisciplinary Studies

Upbeat and unbeatable, graduate student Christine Seeger’s remarkable journey to a master’s degree program all began when she decided to teach her two young daughters the value of a college education.

“When I turned 30, I decided it was time to go back to school and get my bachelor’s degree,” Seeger said. “I didn’t know what I wanted to study at the time, I just knew I wanted to get my bachelor’s and be an example to my two daughters.”

Seeger began her journey into higher education by taking night classes at community college, eventually transferring into CSUSB’s Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies program.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree in spring 2022, she decided to pursue a master’s degree. Unable to find a master’s in environmental studies in her area, Seeger decided to create her own program of study in CSUSB’s Interdisciplinary Studies master’s program.

The Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students to craft their own course of study. This challenging program is not for everyone; it requires a high degree of self-discipline and motivation. Working with Dr. Jennifer Alford, Seeger identified courses that incorporated hydrology, public policy, and geology. Her master’s thesis explores the connections between water quality and land use policy.  “Taking an interdisciplinary approach, I’m also looking at land use, land cover, recreation, climate change” she said.  

Seeger will complete her graduate program in summer 2024 and plans to teach at a community college, continuing to model to her children the value of higher education and contributing to her community.  Learn more about her accomplishments in the Spring 2024 issue of the Graduate Studies Newsletter.

Students reading brochure.
Students read brochure of Cal State San Bernardino's graduate programs - master's degrees, credentials, and a doctorate in education.

CSUSB Continues to be Ranked among the Top Universities in the Nation

Cal State San Bernardino’s graduate programs are consistently recognized for quality and affordability.  Learn more about our most recent rankings.

  • Ranked No. 1 for the Master of Social Work program in the Top Affordable Online MSW Programs for Mental Health Professional category – Physcreg, 2024
  • Ranked No. 11 in the nation, among the top 25 Best Value Online Colleges and Universities – College Consensus, 2024
  • Ranked No. 4 in the nation for social mobility and No. 27 in the Best Value Schools category – U.S. News & World Report, 2024 Best Colleges rankings 
  • Listed among the Best on Campus MBA programs. In the Top 50 Best Online MBA programs, CSUSB was ranked 32nd in the nation, among the top 4 in California and 1st in the state in public universities. – The Princeton Review, 2023
  • Ranked 8th in the Top 9 Entrepreneurship Programs in the West, among the top 4 in California and 2nd in the state in public universities. – The Princeton Review, 2023
  • CSUSB’s online MBA program ranked No. 6 in California – Online MBA Report, April 2022
  • Named a Military Friendly® School for 2023-24 with a gold ranking – Military Friendly®
  • Ranked among the top in the nation for graduate programs in public affairs, social work, public health and part-time MBA – U.S. News & World Report, 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools
  • Listed among the top online master's degree in criminal justice programs in the nation. CSUSB was ranked 44th in the nation and 4th in California – U.S. News & World Report, 2024 rankings for best online programs.

Explore our list of CSUSB master’s degrees, teaching credentials, and our doctoral program in education – now is the time to define your future.