Masters

Accountancy, M.S.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Science in Accountancy prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in public accounting, industry, finance, government and nonprofit organizations, and higher education.
 
The program is designed to prepare graduates who:

  • Possess knowledge and skills in professional accounting and accounting information systems.
  • Can successfully pursue professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CMA, CIA).
  • Are capable of becoming leaders who exhibit high standards of professional ethical conduct.
  • Are prepared to pursue doctoral degrees and research studies.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Hang Pei
Phone: 909-537-4329
Email: hang.pei@csusb.edu
Location: JB 256

Dr. Taewon Yang (for Admissions)
Phone: 909-537-5704
Email: taewon@csusb.edu
Location: JB 459C

Accountancy's Department Page | Accountancy's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GMAT scores – minimum score is 470
  • Personal statement

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/9/2019 3/11/2020 7/15/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be uploaded directly with the application.
  • GMAT scores: Scores should be sent to CSUSB. The minimum GMAT score is 470.
  • The personal statement should be submitted with the application.

Applied Archaeology, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Applied Archaeology at California State University, San Bernardino is a professionally oriented program designed to prepare students for middle- and upper-level careers in the archaeological sector of the cultural resource management (CRM) industry.
 
The program provides training in anthropological archaeology with a focus on developing a solid background in archaeological method and theory combined with practical experience in field and laboratory studies. Students are then trained how to use that background in an applied setting through courses focused on CRM regulations and practice, along with on-the-job training through an internship with a federal or state agency, a private firm, or a tribal entity that conducts archaeological investigations in the context of CRM.
 
Students earning their MA through this program will have the background regulatory and practical knowledge to enter the field of CRM or pursue a Ph.D. as a competitive candidate with solid training in anthropological archaeology.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Nicholas Jew
Phone: 909-537-5551
Email: nicholas.jew@csusb.edu
Location: SB 323
Applied Archaeology's Department Page | Applied Archaeology's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Not Offered Not Offered 6/15/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree in anthropology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university;
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 overall and at least 3.0 ('B') in the student's undergraduate major;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;  EITHER:
    a. Completion of ANTH 320 or its equivalent, completed with a grade of B or better, OR
    b. Documented field experience in archaeology under professional supervision that is deemed by the Admissions Committee as being equivalent to the successful completion of ANTH 320;
  • A brief personal statement (one to two double-spaced typewritten pages) describing the applicant's preparation for graduate study and professional goals;
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to make relevant comments on the student's likely success in the program. At least one of the letters should be from a former professor who is familiar with the student's scholarly abilities.

Biology, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
 The Master of Science in Biology is designed for students entering research-re­lated careers or planning to enter advanced graduate and professional de­gree programs. The general goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and expertise, improve their ability for self-directed study, and advance intellectual responsibility, all in preparation for professional leadership in the field of biology. The program allows students the flexibility to develop avenues of study and thesis research proposals based on their interests and goals.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Laura Newcomb
Phone: 909-537-5542
Email: lnewcomb@csusb.edu
Location: BI 310
Biology's Department Page | Biology's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
10/1/2019 1/15/2020 5/1/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • Completion of an undergraduate major in biology or associated fields (e.g., microbiology, botany, zoology or chemistry with at least 30 quarter units of upper-division biology course work);
  • One year each of laboratory courses in general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics;
  • One full-term course in basic calculus or methods in calculus;
  • Upper division courses in cellular or molecular biology, genetics, ecology, and organismal biology. Students lacking one of these courses may be admitted to the program, but must make up the deficiency in their first year. Students will not be permitted to enroll in 600-level biology courses without the appropriate prerequisite course. Graduate-level courses may have additional prerequisites;
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ('B') in all courses used for credit in the major;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to the Department of Biology Graduate Committee;
  • Submission to the Department of Biology Graduate Committee a one-page, typewritten statement of the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in the graduate training program, potential area of research and possible advisor (for thesis option) and professional goals following completion of the M.S.;
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to make relevant comments on the student's intent and potential for success in the M.S. program. At least two of the letters should be from current or former college or university faculty familiar with the student's scholarship and related activities.

Business Administration, M.B.A.

 

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Program Description:
The MBA program provides high-quality, master-level education in the field of business administration. The program is designed to prepare promising students for positions of increasing responsibility and leadership through education in the broad scope of business. It is open to all qualified students regardless of undergraduate major.
 
Program Coordinator:

Deloren West
Phone: 909-537-3392
Email: dewest@csusb.edu
Location: JB 283

Kasandra Adams (for Admissions)
Phone: 909-537-3706
Email: kasandra.adams@csusb.edu
Location: JB 283

MBA's Department Page | MBA's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Optional: GRE or GMAT score (see application details)

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

 
Application Details:

  •  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with required minimum GPA of 3.0 calculated using the entire degree or the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units, which may include post-baccalaureate work. Students with significant GMAT/GRE scores and/or professional experience may be permitted to join with a 2.5 GPA;
  • Minimum of five years of substantive work experience for the Professional option.  (There is no work experience requirement for the Traditional MBA).  Students with substantive work experience may be permitted to join with a GPA of 2.5 calculated using the entire degree or the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units, which will include post-baccalaureate work;
  • Academic motivation and personal qualifications demonstrated through submission of a 200-250 word personal statement of reasons for wishing to pursue the MBA at CSUSB, and personal qualifications that will contribute to the successful completion of the program;
  • All international applicants who have not completed three years of full-time study at the secondary or post-secondary level where English was the language of instruction must also achieve an acceptable score, as determined by the MBA committee, ratified by the College Curriculum Committee, and in alignment with the Office of Graduate Studies requirements on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the IELTS exam or complete CSUSB's ESL program. The current minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550/PBT, 213/CBT, 79-80/IBT taken within the past two years; IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the past two years; or complete level 6 of CSUSB's Intensive English Program;
  • Submission of a current resume;
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.

Child Development, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Arts program in Child Development (MACD) is a 2-year, 51 unit evening program that strives to foster an understanding of the major theories and empirical research in child development from infancy through adolescence. This includes an understanding of the core psychological domains of cognition, language, physiology, and emotions, personality and social behavioral, along with an understanding of developmental methods. An emphasis will be placed on understanding development in the contexts in which children live their lives including family, school and peer groups.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Amy Van Schagen
Phone: 909-537-3841
Email: amy.vanschagen@csusb.edu
Location: SB 531
Child Development's Department Page | Child Development's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
5/4/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 6/5/2020

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in human development, child development, psychology; or with any other undergraduate major that satisfies the graduate admissions committee of the Department of Psychology that a satisfactory course of study has been pursued in preparation for graduate study in psychology;
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ('B') overall and in the major;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • A brief statement describing preparation for graduate study, the goals of graduate study and professional aspirations, to be submitted to the department;
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from former professors. Letters should come directly from the writers or be included in a placement file. (It is the applicant's responsibility to determine if letters have been received.);
  • The satisfaction of the prerequisites:
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (or an equivalent course) 4
HD 240 Introduction to Child Development (or a course in child development) 4
PSYC 210 Psychological Statistics (or a course in introductory statistics) 5

Communication Studies, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Communication Studies is designed for students who wish to apply advanced communication perspectives, methodologies, and competencies in their careers. Communication is key, and nobody knows that better than you. You may have come from an undergraduate program in Communication Studies or an entirely different undergraduate degree, but you know that in order to advance in today’s digital and fast-paced professional environments, it is critical for you to have an advanced degree that prepares you as an effective communicator and leader.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb
Phone: 909-537-5897
Email: amuhtase@csusb.edu
Location: UH 201.23
Communication Studies' Department Page | Communication Studies' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Not Offered Not Offered 5/1/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  1. The applicant must submit the following:

    • Three letters of recommendation attesting to academic aptitude and accomplishments;
    • A one-page essay describing the role the applicant sees the M.A. in Communication Studies playing in accomplishing his or her life/career goals.
      Note: If the applicant wishes to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Associateship, the applicant must submit

      • a curriculum vitae or resume and
      • a one-page statement of intent outlining qualifications along with the other application material.
  2. The applicant must have completed the undergraduate work specified below:
    • The equivalent of 12 quarter units of the following courses, or their equivalents;
    •  Applicants for the Integrated Marketing Track must complete  or its equivalent;
  3. Complete ONE of the following research methods courses:  or  (Note:  may be included in the 12 units communication coursework, but may not).
  4. The applicant must have earned an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall and/or 3.0 for the last 90 quarter units (60-semester units) of undergraduate work.

Successful applicants are admitted to the program as conditionally classified graduate students. Advancement to classified status is conditional upon the completion of all prerequisites, as well as completion (after admission) of one of the following courses with a grade of 'B-':

COMM 600 Introduction to Graduate Study 4
COMM 605 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Integrated Marketing Communication 4
  • International students must have received a TOEFL score of 575 (computer-based score of 233 or internet-based score of 89) or higher.

Computer Science, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program provides students with academic and professional opportunities at three levels. At the first level, the program allows individuals with a baccalaureate degree in computer science (or a related field) to broaden their knowledge of the subject as well as strengthen their professional marketability and increase their earning potential. At the second level, the M.S. in Computer Science program can be an avenue for career change to computer science for those who have degrees and employment in other fields. Lastly, at the third level, the M.S. in Computer Science program provides individuals a strong foundation for graduate study at the doctorate level.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Ernesto Gomez
Phone: 909-537-5429
Email: ernesto@csusb.edu
Location: JB 337

Dr. Kerstin Voigt (for Admissions)
Phone: 909-537-5327
Email: kvoigt@csusb.edu
Location: JB 349

Computer Science's Department Page | Computer Science's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Separate program application

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree in computer science; or a baccalaureate degree in a related field with a cumulative grade point average of 'B' (3.0) or better with no grade lower than 'C+' (2.3) in a selection of preparatory program courses
  • An acceptable score on the GRE (general examination only); A total GRE General Exam Score of at least 300 for the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections AND at least in the 70% percentile rank in the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE General Exam is required.
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • A separate application and personal statement submitted to the Computer Science program. Contact the program for the application.

Counseling and Guidance, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
The M.S. in Counseling and Guidance program is designed to fulfill all the educational requirements for applying to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). If courses are taken in conjunction with the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, students will be prepared to work in schools AND pursue licensure. While CSUSB does not grant the LPCC, upon completion of the degree, you can apply to the Board of Behavioral Sciences for licensure.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Lorraine Hedtke
Phone: 909-537-7640
Email: lhedtke@csusb.edu
Location: CE 377
Counseling and Guidance's Department Page | Counseling and Guidance's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Current Negative TB Skin test
  • California teaching credential Certificate of Clearance
  • Program admissions portfolio (see application details)

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
6/19/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 7/8/2020

 Application Details:

  • Submission of an Admissions Portfolio following criteria and guidelines provided at the orientation meeting. Portfolios will be evaluated according to the Counseling & Guidance Program portfolio rubric. Students will be notified as to the status of their application to enroll in ECLG 531. A completed portfolio contains:

    • Application and current vitae/resume;
    • Transcripts of all higher education coursework;
    • Written Personal Statement;
    • Three positive recommendations from persons having knowledge of applicant’s counseling potential (forms provided by the program);
    • Proof of successful completion of the CBEST;
    • Evidence of current negative TB skin test;
    • Evidence of possession of a valid California teaching credential or a Certificate of Clearance for eligibility to participate in fieldwork;
    • Completion of EDUC 306 (or its equivalent) with a grade of “B” or better (fulfills the graduate entrance writing requirement);
    • Evidence of technological literacy in six areas: word processing, database, computer presentation, downloading, internet and email
  • Completion of  ECLG 531 with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.

Criminal Justice, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed to serve the growing number of individuals who wish to further their education in the criminal justice system. Designed to serve students from a range of educational backgrounds, the program is open to students with bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice as well as those with degrees in related fields: psychology, administration, anthropology, sociology or social sciences, for example. All of our required courses are offered online to accommodate various student schedules, making the program ideal for working students; several of our elective courses may also be held in the classroom.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Andrea Schoepfer
Phone: 909-537-7741
Email: aschoepf@csusb.edu
Location: SB 209G
Criminal Justice's Department Page | Criminal Justice's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE or MAT scores (optional)

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
4/1/2019 9/1/2019 12/1/2019 4/1/2020

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Completion of an undergraduate major in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, or in an allied field such as psychology, administration, or another social science, or recommendation for admission to the program by the Graduate Admissions Committee
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and 3.0 ('B') in the major;
  • Submission of any available GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores, in the event the applicant feels that such scores would enhance their chances of admission. Submission of such scores is not mandatory;
  • Submission to the criminal justice program of three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the student's academic work and potential to complete the program successfully. Letters must come directly from the writer or be included in a placement file and will be evaluated by criminal justice faculty members.

Earth and Environmental Sciences, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
 The Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences (MSEES) program is hosted jointly by CSUSB’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Geological Sciences. The MSEES program has two degree options: The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) option and the Geology option.
 
The PSM option
is an applied multidisciplinary program. In addition to courses in chemistry and geology, there are required courses in public ad­ministration, health sciences, geography, and either economics or informa­tion science. Electives are available in these departments as well as biology and management. Students are admitted from numerous backgrounds, but generally with bachelor’s degrees in some scientific field such as chemistry, biology, or environmental science. The PSM degree is meant to combine non-science “professional” courses with science courses and is considered a terminal, non-thesis degree. In lieu of a thesis, a combination of an internship and project is required for graduation.
 
The Geology option is a more traditional thesis program catered to students planning a career in geology. Required courses are centered in geology with a few in chemistry. A thesis project with a geology faculty member is required for graduation. These projects are geologically-based.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Joan Fryxell
Phone: 909-537-5311
Email: jfryxell@csusb.edu
Location: CS 110
Earth and Environmental Sciences' Department Page | Earth and Environmental Sciences' Bulletin Page 
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE score

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of an undergraduate major in geology, chemistry or associated fields (e.g., biology or environmental studies with at least 30 quarter units of upper-division course work);
  • One year each of laboratory courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics
  • One full-term course in basic calculus or methods in calculus
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses used for credit in the major
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to the earth and environmental sciences graduate committee
  • Submission to the earth and environmental sciences graduate committee of a one-page, typewritten statement of the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in the graduate program, option (PSM or Geology) applied for, a potential area of research and possible advisor (for thesis option) and professional goals following completion of the M.S.;
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to make relevant comments on the student's intent and potential for success in the program. At least two of the letters should be from current or former college or university faculty familiar with the student's scholarship and related activities.

Education Specialist in School Psychology, Ed.S.

 

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Program Description:
The Ed.S. School Psychology Program at CSUSB provides professional preparation for individuals wishing to work as a school psychologist. The program is designed to fulfill all mandates for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The PPS program in School Psychology is for individuals already possessing a master’s degree in counseling and desire additional training to become a credentialed school psychologist.
 
The CSUSB School Psychology Education Specialist (Ed.S.) combined with the PPS program is a ninety (90) quarter unit sequence of training. It is designed for individuals with backgrounds in psychology, education, child development, and other social services. While our classes are held at night, students must be available to complete 450 hours of practicum experiences prior to starting their internship year. The internship experience comprises of 1200 hours (over a 12 month period) under university supervision and coursework. Ed.S. students complete all coursework and internship requirements within 3 years of starting the program. PPS students complete all coursework and internships within 2 years of starting the program.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Sharon Ward
Phone: 909-537-5693
Email: sward@csusb.edu
Location: CE 340
School Psychology's Department Page | School Psychology's Bulletin Page 

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • CBEST
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Teaching Credential
  • TB test
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A separate School Psychology application

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Not Offered Not Offered 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details

  • Teaching Credential (30-day sub permit, Certificate of Clearance, Valid teaching credential);
  • Tuberculosis Clearance: TB test must be an actual clear negative TB; admissions will not accept a Risk assessment;
  • You will upload your School Psychology Application Form in the Program Application area. Contact the School Psychology program for an application.

Education: Career and Technical, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
 The M.A. in Education with an option in career and technical education is designed to provide advanced and specialized education to personnel working in a variety of settings related to vocational education such as secondary, postsecondary and private schools. The program should also meet the requirements for leadership positions in these facilities.  The emphasis area courses offer the opportunity to focus on a particular area of personal interest. Up to 16 units of graduate level courses from other programs (either at CSUSB or any accredited university) may be used as electives or, in some instances, substituted for program courses. The result is that we can custom design a program of study to meet almost anyone’s needs.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Andrew Hughes
Phone: 909-537-5637
Email: andrew.hughes@csusb.edu
Location: CE 319
Career and Technical's Department Page | Career and Technical's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching credential or teaching experience

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • A typewritten statement of purpose of no more than 150 words including the applicant's personal goals for the graduate education program;
  • Three letters of recommendation, one from the school where the candidate has most recently taught or is currently teaching, to be evaluated by faculty members in the program;
  • A valid teaching credential or one year of teaching experience.

Education: Instructional Technology, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Instructional Technology (ETEC) program at CSUSB prepares students to improve their creation and use of instructional media in their teaching practice or to take their place in any number of careers. Students have the choice of face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online courses, allowing each person to choose a course delivery format that best fits their situation.
 
The mission of the Instructional Technology program is to prepare professionals to improve their learning and performance applying a systemic and systematic instructional design process with the effective use of technology. The program values lifelong independent and collaborative learning that fosters leadership for change.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Eun-Ok Baek
Phone: 909-537-5454
Email: ebaek@csusb.edu
Location: CE 323
Instructional Technology's Department Page | Instructional Technology's Bulletin Page

 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching credential or teaching experience

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
12/15/2019 3/20/2020 7/17/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major;
  • A typewritten statement of purpose of no more than 150 words including the applicant's personal goals for the graduate education program;
  • Three letters of recommendation, one from the school where the candidate has most recently taught or is currently teaching, to be evaluated by faculty members in the program;
  • A valid teaching credential or one year of teaching experience;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement.

Education: STEM, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Education: STEM is designed to prepare 21st century STEM educators and leaders by facilitating a broader understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of STEM, a deeper knowledge of discipline-specific content, and integrative approaches for the teaching and learning of STEM content. Our goal is to prepare K-12 STEM teachers who will be able to prepare students for the 21st-century global society through engaging them in authentic inquiry, real-world problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, productive collaboration and effective communication.
 
The program offers a sequence of courses to enhance teachers’ knowledge and practice in STEM education through hands-on experiences, collaborations, and reflections, with a focus on Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards. The program courses include foundational courses in science education, educational research, and assessment, inquiry methods course, integrated STEM curriculum, as well as courses in the mathematics and science content areas.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Joseph Jesunathadas
Phone: 909-537-5683
Email: jjesunat@csusb.edu
Location: CE 330
STEM's Department Page | STEM's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching credential or teaching experience

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/17/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • A typewritten statement of purpose of no more than 150 words including the applicant's personal goals for the graduate education program;
  • Three letters of recommendation, one from the school where the candidate has most recently taught or is currently teaching, to be evaluated by faculty members in the program;
  • A valid teaching credential or one year of teaching experience.

Education: TESOL, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The M.A. in Education, TESOL Option is designed to meet the needs of English teachers in classrooms with English learners both in the United States and abroad. We offer specialization in K-12 education, adult ESL, program management, and college-level English teaching. Teaching English in California and around the world is a fast-growing profession.
 
The College of Education now offers a fully online MA-TESOL program as well as partially online (hybrid) and face-to-face classes. The fieldwork component requires a supervised instruction; special arrangements can be made for online candidates to complete this at their locality.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Lynne Diaz-Rico
Phone: 909-537-5658
Email: diazrico@csusb.edu
Location: CE 273
TESOL's Department Page | TESOL's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching credential

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • A typewritten statement of purpose of no more than 150 words including the applicant's personal goals for the graduate education program.
  • Three letters of recommendation, one from the school where the candidate has most recently taught or is currently teaching, to be evaluated by faculty members in the program;
  • A valid teaching credential or one year of teaching experience.

Educational Administration, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The M.A. in Educational Administration prepares educational leaders who will work collaboratively with others to establish a positive climate for powerful teaching and learning in the 21st century. Over half of our candidates have received career promotions while in the program or soon after completing. They are sought after by local districts for their leadership preparation from our program. The faculty is dedicated to working with our diverse graduate students by assisting them in acquiring appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will result in well-prepared school leadership teams/learning communities. Local practicing administrators also instruct in our program along with our regular faculty.
 
CSUSB works to meet the needs of students in the M.A. in Educational Administration, who are working professionals from all parts of the Inland Empire region. We provide access to our high-quality curriculum at various locations including the CSUSB main campus, Riverside County, and Palm Desert. In each of these locations, students work together as cohorts to pursue their M.A. in Educational Administration.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Susan Jindra
Phone: 909-537-5674
Email: sjindra@csusb.edu
Location: CE 368
Educational Administration's Department Page | Educational Administration's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Personal statement
  • CBEST score
  • Appropriate credential and experience

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/13/2020 8/7/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ('B') in all courses taken in education;
  • A valid California teaching, pupil personnel or health services credential or full-time designated subject credential (with B.A.);
  • Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • One year of documented full-time teaching, counseling, or nursing experience in a school setting under a valid credential; substitute teaching does not apply;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement.

English Composition, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
Our M.A. is one of only two in the CSU system to focus specifically on rhetoric and composition studies, and one of only a few nationwide. The program enables students to become socially committed, rhetor­ically flexible writers who make significant contributions in their cho­sen fields and communities. Our graduates are well prepared to pursue secondary or college teaching, advanced graduate study, and other ca­reers emphasizing writing, research, and analytical thinking.
 
Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jessica Luck (for all concentrations)
Phone:909-537-5839
Email: jluck@csusb.edu
Location: UH 301.10

Dr. Karen Rowan (for Composition concentration)
Phone: 909-537-3854
Email: krowan@csusb.edu
Location: UH 301.32

Dr. Parastou Feizzaringhalam (for TESL concentration)
Phone: 909-537-7461
Email: pfeiz@csusb.edu
Location: UH 301.45

English Composition's Department Page | English Composition's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample

Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/10/2019 3/12/2020 7/16/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A grade point average of 3.0 ('B') in all undergraduate upper-division courses;
  • A one-page typed statement of purpose briefly explaining the student's reasons (i.e., career objectives and research interests) for pursuing a graduate degree in this program;
  • Three letters of recommendation supporting the student's application. Letters should be from people able to make relevant comments on the student's likely success in the program;
  • One writing sample (5-10 pages) that reflects the student's ability to write in edited English a balanced, well-reasoned argument or a clear, coherent presentation of information, such as a college term paper or a work-related report;
  • Fulfillment of the graduate entrance writing requirement by passing, with a 'B' (3.0) or better, ENG 306 (or an equivalent course) or the Writing Requirement Equivalency Exam (WREE), within seven years prior to acceptance into the program;
  • See the Bulletin of Courses or contact the department for information on required prerequisites.

 
Additional Documents:

  • International Students: Applicants who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution in a country where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 575 (computer-based score of 233 or internet-based score of 90) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or receive a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Health Services Administration, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Science in Health Services Administration is appropriate for students preparing to become health service administrators or managers in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, medical group clinic managers, nursing homes, public health departments, state and federal health agencies, military health services or other health service organizations.
 
Graduate programs are designed specifically with the working student in mind. The majority of our classes are held in the late afternoon and evening hours. In addition, the university offers a limited number of summer classes. Applicants who do not have a health science background may take prerequisites for admission. These typically include introductory courses in health sciences and an introductory statistics course.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Paul Chris Okpala
Phone: 909-537-5341
Email: paulchris.okpala@csusb.edu
Location: PS 219
Health Services Administration's Department Page | Health Services Administration's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample

 
 Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
10/28/2019 Not Offered 5/20/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 ('B') for the major or for the last 90 quarter units of undergraduate coursework and in all post-graduate coursework;
  • Most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of purpose, double-spaced and 2-3 pages maximum, describing those experiences which have shaped the applicant's interest in the MSHSA program
    • Comment on your current knowledge, skills, experience, and preference areas of work in the field of health services administration, one academic experience which has meant the most to your professional career, immediate and long-term professional goals, reasons for being interested in the MSHSA program, strengths the applicant brings to the program, skills which the applicant would like to improve, how MSHSA degree will help you grow professionally;
  • Writing sample based on a health services management topic of interest to the applicant, typed, approximately 1,000 words, double spaced.

Information Systems and Technology, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
The MSIST program prepares students for leadership positions through its cybersecurity or business intelligence and information systems technology tracks. Students graduate with the ability to identify and solve business problems, manage organizational risk, secure and manage computer network systems, ensure business continuity, design and implement data warehouses, and use business intelligence tools to collect, integrate, analyze and use analytics tools to mine big data for the purpose of supporting managerial decision making at all control levels—frontline, managerial and strategic.
 
Program Coordinator: Erin Yela
Phone: 909-537-3342
Email: eyela@csusb.edu
Location: JB 460
MSIST's Department Page | MSIST's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE or GMAT score
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Resume’ or CV (optional)

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • A bachelor's degree (major or minor) from an accredited college or university.
  • Submission of an acceptable Graduate Management Admission (GMAT) or GRE score. Send GMAT or GRE scores to MSIST Program Coordinator, Information and Decision Sciences Department, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407.
    • Students who miss the deadline for submitting GMAT or GRE scores may be admitted as unclassified post-baccalaureate students.
    • An applicant may request a waiver of the GMAT upon proof of completion of graduate work (e.g., J.D., Ph.D., M.D., etc.) from an accredited U.S. college or university, or upon meeting other GMAT waiver criteria as set by the department.
  • Submission of a 200 to 250-word statement of purpose that demonstrates academic motivation, reasons for wishing to pursue the MISIT at CSUSB, and personal qualifications that will contribute to the successful completion of the program. Although work experience is not required, at least two years of professional work experience will make an application more competitive.
  • Any letters of recommendation or a résumé are optional.
  • If your bachelor’s degree was not taught principally in English, you must take the TOEFL or IELTS (score of 7) or complete Level 6 of CSUSB’s ESL program and have official scores sent to CSUSB Graduate Admissions Office. International students should follow all instructions of the application procedures and submit all necessary documentation as listed at the International Admissions website.

Interdisciplinary Studies, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies is coordinated by the Dean of Graduate Studies. This unique multidisciplinary program gives highly motivated students the opportunity to craft their own course of study and pursue knowledge in an area not otherwise available in the university's degree programs. Students consult with the Dean of Graduate Studies and their committee (three faculty members) to develop their individual program. Interested students should consult the guidelines for Interdisciplinary Studies candidates and complete the proposal form available from the Office of Graduate Studies.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Caroline Vickers
Phone: 909-537-5058
Email: cvickers@csusb.edu
Location: CH 123
Interdisciplinary Studies' Department Page | Interdisciplinary Studies' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Cal State Apply application
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Program proposal
  • Personal statement

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
7/8/2019 11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020

Application Details:

  • Determine the feasibility of pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies M.A. by reviewing the requirements and examining available CSUSB master's programs to see if the proposed degree could be met through any of these. Explore the resources of the campus needed for an Interdisciplinary Studies M.A. in terms of course offerings, library resources, facilities, and faculty expertise;
  • Review the Interdisciplinary Studies guidelines and obtain a proposal form from the Graduate Studies website. Prepare a written proposal eight pages in length to include the following:
    • Identify by title the proposed interdisciplinary program of study (i.e., Interdisciplinary Studies Master's Degree in…);
    • Describe the purpose or focus of this specially designed degree program;
    • Explain why this course of study cannot be pursued within one department with electives from other departments;
    • Explain how this program relates to the student's educational and career goals;
    • Indicate student's background, both academic and experiential, for undertaking this study;
    • List the CSUSB courses appropriate to meeting goals;
  • Submit the proposal to the Office of Graduate Studies for review and approval. If the draft proposal is found promising, and University facilities can support the proposed program of study, the Dean of Graduate Studies will schedule an appointment to discuss the project and provide the forms and guidelines necessary to proceed with a formal application to the program.

Mathematics, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Mathematics program offers a broad education in grad­uate mathematics as well as the opportunity to develop a deep understand­ing in a specific field of mathematics by engaging in research or expository work in that field. Students in this program will take graduate level courses in problem-solving, geometry, abstract algebra and analysis, in addition to a variety of elective courses. The program culminates with the preparation and presentation of a thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor in a topic that interests the student. In addition to these academic endeavors, we offer a highly selective Teaching Associate program.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Corey Dunn
Phone: 909-537-5368
Email: cmdunn@csusb.edu
Location: JB 368B
Mathematics' Department Page | Mathematics' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • Successful completion with a grade of at least 'B' (3.0) of course work in calculus, abstract algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory, and probability deemed equivalent to the core of the mathematics major at California State University, San Bernardino;
  • Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students following review by the Department of Mathematics Graduate Committee;
  • Submission of a completed M.A. in Mathematics application form;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • A personal statement of not more than three pages, outlining background, experience and career goals.

National Cybersecurity Studies, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
 The M.S. in National Cybersecurity Studies (NCSS) is a professionally oriented, interdisciplinary, graduate-level program designed to develop an understanding of the substance and principles of cybersecurity and intelligence analysis in relation to the contemporary international environment. The Master of Science in National Cybersecurity Studies is one of a few graduate programs in the country that is devoted to the study of U.S. national cybersecurity and intelligence. The fully accredited program provides a comprehensive curriculum with foundations in strategy and strategic studies for students interested in pursuing careers in service for the U.S. government. NCSS alumni serve in many different career fields, including defense, security, and intelligence.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mark Clark
Phone: 909-537-5491
Email: mtclark@csusb.edu
Location: SB 109
National Cybersecurity Studies' Department Page | National Cybersecurity Studies' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE score
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
4/15/2019 10/15/2019 1/15/2020 4/15/2020

Application Details:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 overall and at least 3.0 ('B') in the student's undergraduate major;
  • Satisfy the National Security Studies graduate admissions committee that sufficient preparation and a satisfactory course of study has been pursued in preparation for graduate study;
  • The GRE General Test is required;
  • Competence in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents: Math 110, PSCI 203, PSCI 484. Competence in these areas may be demonstrated by:
    • Formal completion of the course or its equivalent,
      OR
    • Credit by examination (not applicable to PSCI 484 National Security Policy);
  • Submission to the National Security Studies Admissions Committee of a brief statement (one or two double-spaced typewritten pages) of the student's preparation for graduate study and professional aspirations following receipt of the master's degree;
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's academic or professional work and potential to complete the program successfully. Letters must come directly from the writer on National Security Studies forms.

National Security Studies, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
 The M.A. in National Security Studies is a professionally oriented, interdisciplin­ary, graduate-level program designed to develop an understanding of the sub­stance and principles of defense policy analysis, strategic planning and intelli­gence analysis in relation to the contemporary international environment. Our fully accredited Master of Arts program provides a comprehensive curriculum with foundations in strategy and strategic studies for students interested in pursuing careers in service for the U.S. government. Designated as an Intel­ligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, this program is uniquely designed for students interested in developing critical skills for careers within the intelligence community.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mark Clark
Phone: 909-537-5491
Email: mtclark@csusb.edu
Location: SB 109
National Security Studies' Department Page | National Security Studies' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE score
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
4/15/2019 10/15/2019 1/15/2020 4/15/2020

Application Details:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 overall and at least 3.0 ('B') in the student's undergraduate major;
  • Satisfy the National Security Studies graduate admissions committee that sufficient preparation and a satisfactory course of study has been pursued in preparation for graduate study;
  • The GRE General Test is required;
  • Competence in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents: Math 110, PSCI 203, PSCI 484. Competence in these areas may be demonstrated by:
    • Formal completion of the course or its equivalent,
      OR
    • Credit by examination (not applicable to PSCI 484 National Security Policy);
  • Submission to the National Security Studies Admissions Committee of a brief statement (one or two double-spaced typewritten pages) of the student's preparation for graduate study and professional aspirations following receipt of the master's degree;
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's academic or professional work and potential to complete the program successfully. Letters must come directly from the writer on National Security Studies forms.

Nursing, M.S.

nursingProgram Description:
CSUSB’s Department of Nursing offers a hybrid-online graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing. Students may choose to complete one of three tracks, all with a clinical focus in population-based nursing. Every student takes a series of core courses (51 units). Additional courses are required for each specialization track: 1) Population-Based Master of Science in Nursing (57 units); 2) Nurse Educator (65 units); 3) Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing (71 units).
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl Brandt
Phone: 909-537-7238
Email: cheryl.brandt@csusb.edu
Location: HP 221
Nursing's Department Page | Nursing's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • A current unencumbered California Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Not offered Not offered 5/1/2020 TBA

 
Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program, OR a baccalaureate degree in a discipline related to nursing. Applicants with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees must meet competencies in research, leadership, and community health. Competency may be verified through coursework, testing or certification. Consult with the Program Coordinator for more information;
  • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted;
  • Successful completion of an upper-division undergraduate statistics course. Contact the Program Coordinator for specific advising;
  • Completion of NURS 601 Preparation for MSN Learning with Technology;
  • Current unencumbered California RN license;
  • A personal statement; applicants are encouraged to address factors influencing their pursuit of a graduate degree, professional practice interests, and aims in pursuing the MS in Nursing degree;
  • Professional and/or academic competence in nursing attested through three personal recommendations.

Psychological Science, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The M.A. in Psychological Science program provides a broad background in psychology suitable for employment requiring a Master of Arts degree. The program is specially designed to improve the candi­dacy of students who wish to enter doctoral programs in any academic area of psychology. In the past ten years, over two-thirds of students awarded an M.A. degree from CSUSB’s Psychological Science program were subsequently admitted to doctoral programs in the United States and Canada.
 
We pride ourselves on being a program that emphasizes individual educational mentoring. Thus, admission is competitive; between 10 and 15 students are enrolled each year. All Psychological Science master’s students conduct original research as a thesis project. Research productivity of our students and faculty ranks favorably when compared to that of other M.A. psychology programs across the country.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. John Clapper
Phone: 909-537-3843
Email: jclappe@csusb.edu
Location: SB 502
Psychological Science's Department Page | Psychological Science's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • GRE score (at least 50th percentile on GRE advanced test in psychology)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
3/1/2019 Not Offered 1/15/2020 3/1/2020

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in psychology; or with any other undergraduate major;
  • The satisfaction of the prerequisites or their equivalent: PSYC 100, PSYC 210, PSYC 311
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ('B') overall and in the major;
  • Submission of scores for the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (for the Psychological Science program only);
    • Score at least at the 50th percentile on the GRE advanced test in psychology;
      OR
    • Satisfy the graduate admissions committee of the Department of Psychology that a satisfactory course of study has been pursued in preparation for graduate study in psychology;
  • A brief statement describing the preparation for graduate study (e.g., research experience, academic accomplishments), the goals of the graduate study and professional aspirations, to be submitted to the department;
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from former professors. Letters should come directly from the writers or be included in a placement file. (It is the applicant's responsibility to determine if letters have been received.)

Psychology: Clinical Counseling, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
The Masters of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology is designed to develop practical skills in counseling through supervised training and experience, as well as knowledge and understanding of relevant subject matter and research methodology. A unique aspect of the program is that students provide therapy in their first year of training. Towards that end, the M.S. program operates an on-campus psychology clinic for clinical training and research purposes. The program culminates with internship experience and a thesis or comprehensive examination in the second year. Students receive close individual mentoring as only 12 students are admitted each year. The program is designed to meet the basic educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, which specifies the educational qualifications for licensure as marriage and family therapist (MFT) in the state of California.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. David Chavez
Phone: 909-537-7303
Email: dchavez@csusb.edu
Location: SB 521
Clinical Counseling's Department Page | Clinical Counseling's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE score
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation 

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
2/1/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 2/1/2020

Application Details:
In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5;
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average in the major of 3.0 ('B');
  • A baccalaureate degree in psychology; or one of the following:
    • A baccalaureate degree in a major other than psychology and score at or above the 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination (advanced test in psychology);
    • A baccalaureate degree in a major other than psychology, including a course of study judged by the Psychology Department graduate admissions committee, to be satisfactory preparation for graduate study in psychology;
  • Submission to the department graduate admissions committee of a brief statement (one or two typewritten pages) of the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in a graduate training program and professional aspirations following receipt of the master's degree;
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to make relevant comments on the student's likely success in a graduate psychology program. At least two of these letters should be from former professors who are familiar with the student's scholarly activities.

Psychology: Industrial/Organizational, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
CSUSB’s Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational (MSIO) Psychology degree program provides a comprehensive slate of IO-specific courses designed to prepare students for immediate entry into careers in applied settings. The program also includes a solid sequence of courses in research methods, statistics, and measurement. The primary objective of the MSIO program is to provide students with the skills to apply the principles and methods of psychology to organizations, public and private, and workplace settings. To be successful in this application, the graduate must have developed knowledge and appreciation of psychological theory and research, and mastery of the measurement and research technologies that are commonly used in the discipline. Students can expect to complete an applied internship, a practicum consulting project, and a thesis with faculty mentoring. The program requirements also provide excellent preparation for those students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree upon completion of the MS degree.
 
Program Coordinator:

Dr. Kenneth Shultz
Phone: 909-537-5484
Email: kshultz@csusb.edu
Location: SB 536

Dr. Janelle Gilbert (for Admissions)
Phone: 909-537-5587
Email: janelle@csusb.edu
Location: SB 539

Industrial/Organizational's Department Page | Industrial/Organizational's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE score
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
2/15/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 2/15/2020

Application Details:
In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5;
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average in the major of 3.0 ('B');
  • A baccalaureate degree in psychology; or one of the following:
    • A baccalaureate degree in a major other than psychology and score at or above the 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination (advanced test in psychology);
    • A baccalaureate degree in a major other than psychology, including a course of study judged by the Psychology Department graduate admissions committee, to be satisfactory preparation for graduate study in psychology;
  • Submission to the department graduate admissions committee of a brief statement (one or two typewritten pages) of the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in a graduate training program and professional aspirations following receipt of the master's degree;
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to make relevant comments on the student's likely success in a graduate psychology program. At least two of these letters should be from former professors who are familiar with the student's scholarly activities.

Public Administration, M.P.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Public Administration program at CSUSB is proud to be nationally accredited by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. The MPA is designed to prepare students for a career in administration in the public sector. The major objective is to provide the student with a generalist perspective of public administration systems and a capacity for excelling in management and executive positions. This degree is intended for graduate students and career employees seeking to devel­op and strengthen academic and professional skills for admission and advancement in the professional practice of public administration.
 
Program Coordinator: Toni Ditty
Phone: 909-537-3759
Email: tditty@csusb.edu
Location: JB 456
MPA's Department Page | MPA's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/2/2019 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

 
Application Details:

  • A grade point average of 3.0 or above for the last 90 quarter units (or 60-semester units) of course work including post-baccalaureate courses. Students with a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may be conditionally admitted with the submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Competence in the above prerequisite courses may be demonstrated by:
    • Waiver based on specialized work experience; must have documentation of work directly related to course to be waived, and must be approved by the department's M.P.A. Graduate Director. (Students requesting a waiver of any prerequisite courses must petition the M.P.A. Graduate Director.)
    • Credit by examination.
    • Formal completion of the course or its equivalent.
  • Academic motivation and personal qualifications demonstrated through submission of a 500-word statement of reasons for wishing to pursue the M.P.A. at California State University, San Bernardino, and personal qualifications that will contribute to the successful completion of the program. This requirement is embedded in the application form. Please note that poor writing and/or an insufficient professional plan are grounds for declining admission to the program.

Public Health, M.P.H.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed for those public health professionals seeking to advance to management levels in the design, implementation, and administration of public health agencies. The two-year program is ideal for professionals who wish to expand their skills, knowledge, and expertise, as well as for students wishing to advance their knowledge and build a career in the field. The foundation of the curriculum is the five core areas of public health: health status and determinants of health, public health statistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, and health systems organization and delivery.
 
 Program Coordinator: Dr. Salome Mishigeni
Phone: 909-537-4337
Email: salome.mshigeni@csusb.edu
Location: PS 217
MPH's Department Page | MPH's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Resume’ or CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
7/8/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 5/1/2020

Application Details:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) in the last 90 quarter units of undergraduate coursework and all post-graduate coursework;
  • Undergraduate coursework in the natural and social sciences, including those focused on cultural and ethnic diversity;
  • A copy of the most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of purpose, double-spaced and 2-3 pages maximum, describing those experiences, including academic, which have shaped the applicant’s interest in public health, immediate and long-term professional goals, reasons for being interested in the MPH program, strengths the applicant brings to the program, and skills which the applicant would like to improve.
  • Writing sample based on a public health topic of interest to the applicant, typed, approximately 1,000 words, double-spaced;
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from the school where applicant most recently completed coursework, or from someone who can attest to the applicant’s academic ability and professional promise in the graduate degree program.

Rehabilitation Counseling, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling is a gateway to training opportunities that will sustain you throughout your future career. The three-year course of study will train you in rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation and job placement of persons with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of agencies that serve individuals from teens to older populations. Graduates will learn to assist individuals who have disabilities with achieving their vocational, educational and independent living goals through a counseling process. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor examination. The focus of a rehabilitation counselor is to help develop effective strategies to eliminate barriers that prevent people from living their best lives (regardless of their age). If you want to make a difference in peoples’ lives, consider the rehabilitation counseling degree as the pathway to your future!
 
 Program Coordinator: Dr. Connie McReynolds
Phone: 909-537-5453
Email: cmcreyno@csusb.edu
Location: CE 120F
Rehabilitation Counseling's Department Page | Rehabilitation Counseling's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement
  • Interview 

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Not Offered Not Offered 7/15/2020 TBA

 Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree with a major preferably in education psychology, sociology, or a related social service field;
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 ('B') overall;
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ('B') in all previous graduate work;
  • Completion of an interview with two faculty members to assess competence in interpersonal skills and aptitudes for the rehabilitation counseling profession.

Social Sciences and Globalization, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
The objective of the M.A. in Social Sciences and Globalization is to provide students with a survey of the concepts and ideas social scientists study with emphasis placed upon the domestic and international impact of globalization. While the program provides course work in the breadth of the social sciences, its emphasis is on history, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, and geography. This program is especially attractive to those pursuing a career in secondary school and community college teaching in the social sciences. Those interested in work in other types of educational and social science related fields may also benefit from this program.
 
 Program Coordinator: Dr. Jose Munoz
Phone: 909-537-7487
Email: munoz@csusb.edu
Location: SB 449
Social Sciences and Globalization's Department Page | Social Sciences and Globalization's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Statement of purpose
  • A writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation 

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
5/30/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 5/10/2020

 
Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a social science discipline or in social science itself, or another baccalaureate degree with course work that satisfies the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences that the student has received adequate preparation to undertake the program;
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 overall and at least 3.0 ('B') in the major;
  • A brief 1 to a 2-page statement of purpose (not to exceed 1,000 words), describing the applicant's preparation for graduate study and academic and professional goals, to be submitted to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences;
  • A writing sample (at least ten pages but not to exceed 25 pages) that demonstrates the applicant's ability to write analytical prose, to construct a reasoned argument based upon evidence, and to create a context for assessing the significance of what has been presented. Writing sample should demonstrate preparation for the applicant's proposed field of study;
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from former professors. Letters should come directly from the recommenders or be included in a placement file. It is the applicant's responsibility to determine if letters have been received.

Social Work, M.S.W.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Social Work program emphasizes the National Association of Social Workers’ core social work value, professionalism, and excellence in critical analysis. Students will experience an education that provides training to enter the social work profession through academic and field practicum curricula areas: research, human behavior, social policy, and practice with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. The competitive program has been fully accredited since 1992. Three models are offered: Model (1) offers two academic years of courses. Model (2) is an online option that offers a three-year program via distance education. Model (3) offers the same course work in Model (1) over the three academic years.   Graduates of the program demonstrate social work competencies as defined by The Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Herbert Shon
Phone: 909-537-5532
Email: herb.shon@csusb.edu
Location: SB 407
MSW's Department Page | MSW's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation 

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
7/8/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 7/8/2020

 
Application Details:

  • A grade point average of 3.0 ('B') or better in all course work;
  • A grade point average of 3.0 ('B') or better in the last 90 quarter units or last 60 semester units;
  • An academic background in the liberal arts;
  • A year of full-time paid experience, a one-year internship in a social agency, or relevant volunteer service (this requirement may be waived);
  • Evidence of personal qualifications, motivation, and potential that give promise of a successful social worker;
  • An autobiographical statement;
  • Three letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the student's academic work potential and level of maturity.

Spanish, M.A.

 

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Program Description:
 Courses offered in the Master of Arts in Spanish program at CSUSB provide intensive study of Spanish and Spanish American literature and civilization, as well as Spanish linguistics. Our program is designed for those students seeking to enhance their teaching skills at the secondary or community college level, as well as those who wish to continue their studies and pursue a Ph.D. degree. Students will take 46 units and a comprehensive exam based on the core courses and a reading list. The program may be completed in two years.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Rafael Correa
Phone: 909-537-5853
Email: rafa@csusb.edu
Location: UH 201.39
Spanish's Department Page | Spanish's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation 

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Not Offered 3/4/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

Application Details:

  • Completion of an undergraduate major in Spanish from an accredited institution consisting of at least 30-semester units, or 45 quarter units, or equivalent, of upper-division course work;
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ('B'), and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all Spanish classes;
  • A one- to two-page statement describing the student's professional goals in the area of Spanish;
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previous college work to the department's graduate committee;
  • Verification of oral and written proficiency in Spanish at the ACTFL level of advanced mid or higher as determined by an entrance exam given by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, CSUSB. (This requirement is waived for candidates who received their B.A. in Spanish from CSUSB within the last five years of application to the M.A. in Spanish.);
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Students who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students per approval by the Graduate Committee and may be required to take additional upper-division Spanish undergraduate courses. Students who do not possess a B.A. in Spanish (but have a degree in another discipline) may also be required to take selected upper-division undergraduate courses (earning a minimum grade of 'B' (3.0) in each assigned class).

Special Education, M.S.

 

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Program Description:
 The M.S. in Special Education will provide students with advanced preparation in research methodologies and research-based practices that address contemporary topics and issues in the field of Special Education. Options for concentration in Early Childhood Special Education, Mild to Moderate Disabilities, and Moderate to Severe Disabilities are available. We prepare professionals to promote knowledge, social justice, and compassion through practice in special education. Our goal is to inspire professionals to create and champion practical knowledge and theoretical principles.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Jemma Kim
Phone: 909-537-7237
Email: jemma.kim@csusb.edu
Location: CE 230
Special Education's Department Page | Special Education's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • CBEST
  • TB exam
  • Teaching credential or permit
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
11/18/2019 3/9/2020 7/8/2020 TBA

 Application Details:

  • Academic Achievement, verified through official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended. Applicants must possess a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 in all baccalaureate and postbaccalaureate course work or at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Originally written verification of passing score for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Completion, with a grade of 'B' (3.0) or better, of one of the following courses: EDUC 306ENG 306HUM 306MGMT 306NSCI 306, or SSCI 306 at this university or an equivalent course;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses, ESPE 530 and ESPE 531, with a grade of 'B' or better;
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance.

Studio Art and Design, M.F.A.

 

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Program Description:
The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program provides a rigorous study for students with a strong direction and focus in art and a high level of technical proficiency. The program provides advanced study and practice in preparation for professional careers in studio art or teaching in higher education. Graduates will be prepared to take their places in the visual arts community and make significant contributions to our visual culture. The program focuses on creative studio work, supplemented by art history and theory, professional and critical writing, graduate studio critiques, studio electives, professional development, and independent study.
 
The MFA in Studio Art is a non-media specific, full-time, three-year terminal degree, with courses that embrace the multiplicity of artistic expression, augmented with graduate-level critical art theory seminars. Visiting artists, critics, field trips and exhibition opportunities round out the curriculum.
 
Program Coordinator: Katherine Gray
Phone: 909-537-5228
Email: kgray@csusb.edu
Location: VA 206
MFA's Department Page | MFA's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $55 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Portfolio
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation 

  
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2020
1/15/2019 Not Offered Not Offered 1/15/2020

Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 45 quarter units of upper-division art comparable to those required of a major in art at this university;
  • Completion of a minimum of 20 quarter units of upper-division work in the area of specialization for the Master of Arts degree program;
  • Completion of a minimum of 20 quarter units in art history, a minimum of eight to be upper-division units;
  • A grade-point average of 3.0 ('B') or better in all art courses taken;
  • Admission to the program will additionally be based upon evaluations by the Art Department graduate committee of the following:
    • A portfolio review displaying a comprehensive body of work with strong technical abilities and potential for a clear direction in a graduate study within the studio area. A portfolio consists of 12–20 images of the applicant's artworks in the form of jpegs on a CD. The portfolio needs to be accompanied by a typed list of artworks with the applicant's name, title, medium, size and date for each artwork;
    • A Statement of Purpose of one to two typed pages in length describing the conceptual and technical aspects of the artwork and the applicant's reason for seeking graduate studies in art. This statement should also demonstrate the applicant's knowledge of historical and contemporary art in relation to their work;
    • Three letters of recommendation supporting the student's application. Letters should be from professionals and/or educators in the field of art who are able to assess the student's competence and make relevant comments on the student's likely success in a graduate art program.