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Accountancy, M.S.

 

accountancy


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:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • GMAT scores – minimum score is 470
  • Personal statement


Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
8/13/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


Application Details:

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

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Business Aptitude Requirement: Applicants for the MSA must meet one of the following Business Aptitude Requirements listed below:
    • Submission of an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as determined by the department. The current minimum acceptable GMAT score is 470 (with a minimum of 10% on both the GMAT Verbal and Quantitative percentile rankings). The current minimum acceptable GRE score of 298 (minimum 10% on GRE Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability percentile rankings); or
    • Proof of completion of a degree from an AACSB accredited college or university or Online Accounting Certificate Program (at CSUSB) with a minimum GPA of 3.2; or
    • Upon meeting other GMAT or GRE waiver criteria as set by the department.
  3. Recent CSUSB accounting graduates who meet admission requirements for the 3:2 Program option may request a GMAT waiver. Contact the MSA Director or department chair for details;
  4. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  5. Academic motivation and personal qualification demonstrated through submission of a 200-250 word statement of reasons for wishing to pursue the M.S. degree in Accountancy at California State University, San Bernardino, and personal qualifications that will contribute to the successful completion of the program;
  6. Competence in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents.
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 on 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. Wesley Niewoehner
Phone: 909-537-5567
Email: wniewoeh@csusb.edu
Location: SB 327G
Applied Archaeology's Department Page | Applied Archaeology's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
6/15/2020 Not Offered 6/15/2021


Application Details:

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

  1. A baccalaureate degree in anthropology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university;
  2. 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;
  3. Demonstration of field experience by EITHER:
    A. Completion of the following prerequisite course or its equivalent, completed with a grade of B or better:  ANTH 4020L
    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 4020L;
  4. A brief statement (one to two double-spaced typewritten pages) describing the applicant's preparation for graduate study and professional goals;
  5. 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:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
5/1/2020 12/15/2020 5/15/2021


Application Details:

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

  1. Admittance into the program requires acceptance into the research laboratory of a full-time faculty member in Biology who will serve as the student's thesis advisor. Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective advisors before submitting your application regarding the availability of Master student positions;
  2. Baccalaureate degree in biology or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning;
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in all biology and supporting coursework in chemistry, physics, and mathematics;
  4. Submission of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Scores are used in the evaluation process;
  5. Submission of a one-page, typewritten personal statement to the Department of Biology Graduate Committee. The statement should include the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in the graduate training program, potential area of research and possible advisor, and professional goals following completion of the M.S;
  6. 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 Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program provides post-baccalaureate students with a 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. The degree program has three options, we invite you to explore each of these options to see which program best fits your needs:

  • MBA - Traditional Concentrations (36 or 42 units): For qualified applicants seeking to develop in-depth, graduate-level knowledge in one or more specialized business areas. Concentration areas include: Accounting, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing Management
  • MBA - Executive Concentration (30 units): For qualified applicants possessing early- or mid-career experience who seek to expand their professional knowledge and skills through graduate business education. 
  • MBA – Executive Online (30 units): For qualified applicants possessing early- or mid-career experience who seek to expand their professional knowledge and skills through graduate business education. This is a fully online program offered through the College of Extended and Global Education.

 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:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Interview (with the MBA office)
  • Optional: GRE or GMAT score (see application details)


Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/31/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021

 
Application Details:

Suitability for admission to the program will be based on an examination of the entire application package. In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. Bachelor's Degree: 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 60 semester (90 quarter) units, which may include post-baccalaureate work. Students with GMAT/GRE scores and/or professional experience as defined below in item 7. Business Aptitude Requirement may be permitted to join with a 2.5 GPA;
  2. Personal  Statement:  Academic motivation and personal qualifications demonstrated through submission of a 200-250 word statement of reasons for wishing to pursue the MBA at California State University, San Bernardino and personal qualifications that will contribute to the successful completion of the program;
  3. Resume: Submission of a current resume;
  4. Letters of Recommendation: One letter of recommendation and an interview with the MBA office are required;
  5. English Proficiency for International Students: 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), or the IELTS exam, or must 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
  6. Work Experience Requirement for Executive Concentration: Minimum two years of substantive work experience as indicated by the Business Aptitude Requirement below​;
  7. Business Aptitude Requirement: Applicants for the MBA must meet one of the following Business Aptitude Requirements listed below:
  • Submission of an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as determined by the MBA committee, ratified by the College Curriculum Committee, and conforming with Office of Graduate Studies requirements. The current minimum acceptable GMAT score is 470 (with a minimum of 10% on both the GMAT Verbal and Quantitative percentile rankings). The current minimum acceptable GRE score of 298 (minimum 10% on GRE Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability percentile rankings); or
  • Proof of completion of an accredited graduate degree (e.g. J.D., Ph.D., M.D) from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the graduate program; or
  • Minimum two years of post-undergraduate professional (defined as exempt level) and/or managerial (defined as responsible for scheduling, hiring, firing, evaluating, developing and/or rewarding employees) experience; or
  • 3.2 cumulative GPA from an AACSB accredited undergraduate business program.
Career and Technical Education, 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. Joe Scarcella
Phone: 909-537-5287
Email: jscarcel@csusb.edu
Location: CE 317
Career and Technical's Department Page | Career and Technical's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 1/10/2021 7/15/2021


Application Details:

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Prior to being admitted to the Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education Program in the College of Education, applicants must be admitted to the university as an unclassified graduate student. Application for admission to the university should be made at least three months prior to the date the applicant would like to begin taking courses.

Child Development, M.A.

 

COE Building


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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
6/1/2020 Not Offered 2/12/2021


Application Details:

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

  1. 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 MACD program;
  2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") overall and a 3.2 minimum in the major.
  3. A brief statement describing the applicant's preparation for graduate study, goals of graduate study, and professional aspirations, to be submitted to the department;
  4. 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.);
  5. Satisfaction of the following prerequisites: a. One class in Child Development. b. One class in statistics, and c. One class in research methodology.
Clinical/Counseling Psychology, 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: 909-537-5572
Email: dchavez@csusb.edu
Location: SB 521
Clinical Counseling's Department Page | Clinical Counseling's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE score (optional)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation 

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
2/1/2020 Not Offered 2/1/2021


Application Details:

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

  1. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0;
  2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average in the major of 3.0 ("B");
  3. 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.
  4. 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;
  5. 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.

For students seeking admission in the M.S.Clinical/Counseling program, the following courses are required for classified status:

Completion of the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent:

PSYC 1100

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 2210

Psychological Statistics

4

PSYC 3311

Research Methods in Psychology

4

PSYC 3385

Personality Psychology

3

or PSYC 3386

Introduction to Psychotherapy

PSYC 3390

Abnormal Psychology

3

Students who meet the general requirements of the university for admission to graduate study, but who do not meet the Psychology Department's specific requirements for admission to classified status or who wish to take course work prior to winter quarter consideration of their application for classified status, may be admitted to the university in the unclassified postbaccalaureate status. Unclassified postbaccalaureate students may enroll, when space is available, in selected graduate courses, with the instructor's approval.

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. Thomas Corrigan
Phone: 850-345-7864
Email: corrigan@csusb.edu
Location: Communication Studies Department Office (UH 018)
Communication Studies' Department Page | Communication Studies' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
5/10/2020 Not Offered 5/1/2021


Application Details:

Applicants must fulfill all the general requirements for admission to graduate studies at this University. The department welcomes applications from international students and advises them that the Department of Communication Studies has its own requirements regarding the TOEFL (see 4. below). To be admitted to the graduate program in Communication Studies:

The applicant must send to the Graduate Admissions Office (in addition to all other required materials):

    • Three letters of recommendation attesting to academic aptitude and accomplishments;
    • A sample of academic or professional writing;
    • 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 also submit
      • a curriculum vitae or resume and
      • a one-page statement of intent outlining related experience along with the other application material.
  1. The applicant must have completed the equivalent of 6-semester units of undergraduate classes in communication theory and research methods, or their equivalents
  2. The applicant must have earned an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall and/or 3.0 for the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of undergraduate work. In exceptional cases, students with a GPA below 3.0 will be considered. Please contact the graduate coordinator.
  3. International students must have received a TOEFL score of 575 (computer-based score of 233 or internet-based score of 89) or higher.

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 the following course with a grade of "B-" or higher:

COMM 6000

Introduction to Graduate Study

3

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. Ronald Salloum
Phone: 909-537-5348
Email: Ronald.Salloum@csusb.edu
Location: JB 347

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

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


Application Details:

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

  1. An acceptable score on the GRE (general examination only);
  2. Three letters of recommendation;
  3. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  4. A statement of purpose from the student; and
  5. Either A or B below:
    • A baccalaureate degree in computer science;
    • 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 program preparatory courses including:

 

The equivalent of a one-year sequence of "Introduction to Computer Science" courses, as defined by the ACM Curriculum Committee as courses CS1 and CS2. This can be satisfied by the successful completion of:

CSE 2010

Computer Science I

4

CSE 2020

Computer Science II

4

 

Courses in calculus, discrete mathematics and linear algebra equivalent to:

MATH 2720

Discrete Mathematics

3

MATH 2210

Calculus I

4

MATH 2220

Calculus II

4

MATH 2310

Applied Linear Algebra

4

 

Courses in computer science equivalent to:

CSE 2130

Machine Organization

3

CSE 3100

Digital Logic

4

CSE 4010

Contemporary Computer Architecture

4

CSE 4550

Software Engineering

3

CSE 4600

Operating Systems

3

CSE 5000

Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata Theory

3

Counseling, M.S.

 

COE Building


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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
4/21/2020 Not Offered 3/18/2021


 Application Details:

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

  1. Attend a Counseling Program information meeting (meeting schedule can be found on the program’s website);
  2. Submission of an Admissions Portfolio following criteria and guidelines provided at the orientation meeting. Portfolios will be evaluated according to the Counseling Program portfolio rubric. Students will be notified as to the status of their application to enroll in COUN 6220. A completed portfolio contains:
    • Admission to CSUSB Graduate Studies;
    • Application and current vita/resume;
    • Transcripts of all higher education coursework;
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher from all previous undergraduate/graduate work;
    • Written Personal Statement;
    • Three positive recommendations from persons having knowledge of applicant’s counseling potential (forms provided by the program);
    • Evidence of current negative TB test;
    • Evidence of CTC clearance or possession of a valid California teaching credential;
    • Upon completion of the above requirements, the student’s file will be reviewed by an admission committee composed of at least three members of the Counseling faculty. Students will be notified about the result of their application and invited to enroll in COUN 6220.
  3. Completion of  COUN 6220 with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.
  4. Students who do not meet admissions criteria will be notified of their deficiencies.
Criminal Justice, M.A.

 

Criminal Justice


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. Douglas Weiss
Phone: 909-537-5474
Email: dweiss@csusb.edu
Location: SB 209K
Criminal Justice's Department Page | Criminal Justice's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE (optional)

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
4/10/2020 10/1/2020 4/1/2021


Application Details:

The Graduate Committee cannot act on applications until they have been reviewed by the Office of Graduate Admissions, and have met university admissions requirements. Check the Criminal Justice Department website for application deadlines. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis and enrollment is limited.

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

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. 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. Competence in the following prerequisite areas: criminological theory, law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, research methods and statistics is expected;
  3. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and 3.0 ("B") in the major;
  4. Submission of any available GRE scores, in the event the applicant feels that such scores would enhance their chances of admission. Submission of such scores is not mandatory;
  5. 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.
  6. A brief statement of purpose describing the applicant's preparation for graduate study & professional goals.
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:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


Application Details:

Specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  • 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 24-semester units of upper-division science 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 and quantitative analysis (analytical chemistry);
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses used for credit in the major;
  • Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to Graduate Admissions;
  • Submission to the Graduate Coordinator of a one-page, typewritten statement of the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in the graduate program, potential area of study and possible advisor, 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, sent to the Graduate Coordinator.

Students are considered for admission for the fall semester.  Under compelling circumstances, applications may be considered for spring semester.  Please consult the Graduate Coordinator for more information.

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:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
8/14/2020 1/15/2021 8/6/2021


Application Details:

In addition to the general requirements of the university for admission as a postbaccalaureate student, specific requirements for admission to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration are:

  • An application for admission to the program must be submitted;
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all courses;
  • Completion of or plan to satisfy the graduate entrance writing requirement.
  • Submission of a 2-page essay from the provided promptly.
  • TK-12 candidates also need:
    • Verification of a minimum of four years of documented full-time teaching, counseling, library or nursing experience in a school setting under a valid credential; substitute teaching does not apply;
    •  Valid California teaching, pupil personnel, library, health services credential or full-time designated subject credential (with B.A.);
    • Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
  • Community College/Higher Education candidates also need:
    • Verification of at least three years of professional experience in a community college or other higher education institution.
    • Verification of completion of B.A. or B.S. degree.

Students who do not meet all these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students. Students admitted in this category may be changed to classified standing with approval of the College of Education. Normally, a student is expected to be working concurrently on the administrative services preliminary credential in the TK-12 specialization.

English and Writing Studies, 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 Literature and all concentrations)
Phone:909-537-5839
Email: jluck@csusb.edu
Location: UH 301.10

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

Dr. Sunny Hyon (for Applied Linguistics and TESL, Pedagogy, and Public and Professional Writing concentrations)
Phone: 909-537-5465
Email: shyon@csusb.edu
Location: UH 301.05

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

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/31/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


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:

The Graduate Committee cannot act on applications until they have been reviewed by the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment and have met university admissions requirements. Please check the MA in English and Writing Studies website and/or the office of Graduate Studies for the specific schedule of application due dates for each year. The program admits students in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

A student who meets all entrance requirements except one or more course prerequisites or the minimum grade requirements may be admitted to the program as a conditionally classified graduate student. Conditionally classified students must fulfill certain conditions (such as taking or retaking prerequisite courses) within a specified period of time. Prerequisite courses cannot be counted toward the units required for the master's degree.

The specific requirements for admission as a classified graduate student in the English Department are:

  • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all undergraduate upper-division courses;
  • Applicants who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a post-secondary 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);
  • 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 English and Writing Studies with a Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric; Literature;  Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language; Pedagogy; or Public and Professional Writing, and on the student's competence in speaking and writing English;
  • 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 English and Writing Studies with a Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric; Literature;  Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language; Pedagogy; or Public and Professional Writing;
  • 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. 
  • The M.A. in English and Writing Studies welcomes all applicants regardless of the previous field of study or work. To ensure students are prepared for the rigor of graduate work in English and Writing Studies, students may be admitted "conditionally." Students with a B.A. in English, but a major GPA below 3.0, or those who do not have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field—Linguistics, Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, TESOL, Writing Studies—may take prerequisite coursework to prepare them for the program.

Prerequisites:

Only those students who are admitted conditionally classified need to take prerequisites. We determine needed prerequisite courses on an individual basis in light of prior academic and professional experience. The following chart lists those courses typically expected of incoming graduate students according to their prospective concentration:

  • Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language: B.A. in Linguistics/English or coursework relevant to the field, such as coursework in introductory linguistics, grammar, and language acquisition.
  • Composition and Rhetoric: B.A. in Rhetoric/English, or Writing Studies, or coursework relevant to the field, such as coursework in rhetoric, composition & writing studies (including writing tutoring), and literary theory.
  • Literature: B.A. in English/Literature or coursework relevant to the field, such as coursework in literary analysis, literary history, and literary theory.
  • Pedagogy: B.A. in English/Literature, Linguistics/English, Rhetoric/English, or Writing Studies, or coursework relevant to the field, such as coursework in introductory linguistics, grammar, and language acquisition, literary analysis, literary history, literary theory, rhetoric, and composition & writing studies (including writing tutoring).
  • Public and Professional Writing: B.A. in Creative Writing, English/Literature, Linguistics/English, Rhetoric/English, or Writing Studies or coursework in creative writing, introductory linguistics, grammar, and language acquisition, literary analysis, literary history, literary theory, rhetoric, and composition & writing studies (including writing tutoring).
Entrepreneurship and Innovation, M.S.

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Program Description:

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSEI) program is designed to offer students with business, technical or other non-business degrees a comprehensive education that prepares them to launch entrepreneurial ventures or new business ventures in large organizations.

The program is structured as a 16-24 month, 30-unit program for both business and non-business majors alike and utilizes primarily face-to-face courses but will also integrate hybrid instruction where appropriate. Through coursework and experiential learning activities, students will be exposed to the key concepts of entrepreneurship including creativity and idealization, evaluation and screening of business concepts, business model formulation, startup models and the entrepreneurial process, team formation, marshaling resources, planning techniques, and launch strategies.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Michael Stull
Phone: 909-537-3708
Email: mstull@csusb.edu
Location: JB 284
Entrepreneurship and Innovation's Department Page I Entrepreneurship and Innovation's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Interview (with MSEI program director and/or faculty)
  • One Letter of Recommendation

  Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
8/3/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021

Application Details:

Suitability for admission to the program will be based on an examination of the entire application package. In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  • Bachelor's Degree: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with required minimum GPA of 2.75 calculated using the entire degree or the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units, which may include post-baccalaureate work. Applicants in the process of finishing an undergraduate degree may apply, with acceptance contingent on the successful completion of the undergraduate degree.
  • Personal Statement:  A statement that provides insight on the student's motivation to join the program, how the student plans on using the degree to further his/her professional goals and the personal qualifications that will contribute to the successful completion of the program.  This can be submitted in one of two possible formats: (a) a written statement of no more than 500 words; or (b) a short video, not more than 2 minutes in length.
  • English Proficiency for International Students:  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 MSEI 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;
  • Resume: Submission of a current resume;
  • Letters of Recommendation: One (1) letter of recommendation is required that attests to the applicant's intellectual and professional aptitude;
  • Interview: Each applicant will be required to participate in a brief interview with the MSEI program director and/or faculty. 
Finance, M.S.

Finance

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program provides post-baccalaureate students pursuing a career in investments with a high-quality master-level education in the field of investment. The objective is to educate post-baccalaureate students to be experts in investment analysis and portfolio management. The Master of Science in Finance is open to all qualified students regardless of undergraduate major.

Program Coordinator:

Amanda Yates-Gonzales
Phone: 909-537-5704
Email: ayates@csusb.edu
Location: JB 459B

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

Accounting and Finance's Department Page | Accounting and Finance's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE (optional)

  Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
8/13/2020 Not Offered 7/9/2021

Application Details:

Suitability for admission to the program will be based on an examination of the entire application package. In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

Bachelor's Degree: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with required minimum GPA of 2.75 calculated using the entire degree or the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units, which may include post-baccalaureate work;

Personal Statement: A 200-250 word statement highlighting the academic motivation and qualifications for pursuing the Master of Science in Finance at California State University, San Bernardino, and demonstrating the potential for successful completion of the program;

English Proficiency for International Students: All international applicants who have not completed three years of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary institution where English was the language of instruction must also achieve an acceptable score (as determined by the Accounting and Finance Department and ratified by the College Curriculum Committee, in alignment with the Office of Graduate Studies requirements) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS exam, or must 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;

Resume: Submission of a current resume;

Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required.

Business Aptitude Requirement: Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Applicants for Master of Science in Finance must meet the Business Aptitude Requirement:

  • Submission of an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as determined by the Accounting and Finance Department, ratified by the College Curriculum Committee, and conforming with the Office of Graduate Studies requirements. The current acceptable GMAT or GRE score must meet a minimum GMAT score of 470 (with a minimum 10% on GMAT Verbal Ability and 50% on Quantitative Ability percentile rankings) or a minimum GRE score of 298 ( with a minimum 10% on GRE Verbal Ability and 50% on Quantitative Ability percentile rankings); or
  • (GPA x 200) + GMAT score greater than or equal to 1,050 points; or
  • (GPA x 24) + GRE score greater than or equal to 368 points; or
  • GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived if an applicant has a 3.2 cumulative GPA from an AACSB accredited undergraduate program or meets other GMAT or GRE waiver criteria as set by the department.
Geology, M.S.

Geology

The Master of Science in Geology is designed to provide strong preparation in geological sciences, focused directly on geological study and research. The program is designed so that it can potentially be completed in two years of full-time work. This program is intended for students who wish to pursue graduate-level work as a prelude for doctoral studies, or as professional preparation for careers in geological fields.

The culminating experience in the M.S. in Geology is a research thesis and defense of the thesis. Students will be encouraged to publish their work in a peer-reviewed journal.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Joan Fryxell
Phone: 909-537-5311
Email: jfryxell@csusb.edu (preferred)
Location: CS 110
Geology Department Page | Geology Bulletin Page

 

Application Requirements:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021

 

Application Details:

Specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Completion of an undergraduate major in geology or associated fields (e.g., geography or environmental studies) with at least 24-semester units of upper-division geology course work;
  • One year each of laboratory courses in general chemistry and physics;
  • One full-term course in basic calculus or methods in calculus;
  • One full-term course in Geographic Information Systems;
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses used for credit in the major;
  • Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to the Geology Graduate Admissions Committee;
  • Submission to the Graduate Coordinator of a one-page, typewritten statement of the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in the graduate program, potential area of research and possible advisor, 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.

Students are considered for admission for the fall semester.  Under compelling circumstances, applications may be considered for the spring semester.  Please consult the Graduate Coordinator for more information.

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 Director: Dr. Paulchris Okpala
Phone: 909-537-5341
Email: pokpala@csusb.edu
Location: PS 219
Health Services Administration's Department Page | Health Services Administration's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample

 
 Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
5/20/2020 10/30/2020 6/15/2021


Application Details:

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

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 ("B") for the major or for the last 60 semester units of undergraduate coursework and in all post-graduate coursework;
  • A copy of the 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 preferred 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, and how the 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;
  • Recommendation for advancement to candidacy from the Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Health Service Administration Program.

Students who meet the above criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students. To attain fully classified status, students must complete at least 16-semester units of MSHSA core coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 ("B") and must remove any deficiencies stated as conditions for acceptance in the program or otherwise set by the department's graduate committee.

History, M.A.

History

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ryan Keating

Phone: 909-537-3917
Email: rkeating@csusb.edu
Location: SB 341

Department of History's Web Page | History's Bulletin

 

Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

  Application Deadlines:

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

Application Details:

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

  • A baccalaureate degree in history or closely related field from an accredited college or university.  The baccalaureate degree must have included at least six upper-division courses in history;
  • 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.  In addition, applications must have obtained an overall 3.0 GPA or higher in upper-division history courses, or a bachelor’s degree with 18 units of upper-division courses in history.  These courses must be comparable to those required of a major in history at this University.  
  •  A brief statement (one to two double-spaced typewritten pages) describing the applicant's preparation for graduate study and professional goals;
  • A writing sample (at least 10 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. 
  • 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. It is assumed that students who request confidential letters to be submitted on their behalf have waived their right to view those letters as per FERPA (1974) requirements to maximize the confidentiality and integrity of the letters of reference received. Applicants who do not wish to waive their right to view those letters are responsible for letting their letter-writers know in advance that they retain their right to view meet the letters. 
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 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. Janelle Gilbert
Phone: 909-537-5587
Email: janelle@csusb.edu
Location: SB 539

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

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
2/15/2020 Not Offered 2/15/2021


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.

Completion of the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent:

                Introduction to Psychology

                Psychological Statistics  

                Introduction to Experimental Psychology

The following courses (or equivalent) are recommended:

                Organizational Psychology or Organizational Behavior

                Industrial Psychology

                Tests and Measurements

Students who meet the general requirements of the university for admission to graduate study, but who do not meet the Psychology Department's specific requirements for admission to classified status or who wish to take course work prior to spring semester consideration of their application for classified status, may be admitted to the university in the unclassified postbaccalaureate status. Unclassified postbaccalaureate students may enroll, when space is available, in selected graduate courses, with the instructor's approval.

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: 909-537-5723
Email: eyela@csusb.edu
Location: JB 460
MSIST's Department Page | MSIST's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


Application Details:

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

  • A bachelor's degree (major or minor) from an accredited college or university; 
  • Attained a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units of course work (Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 will be considered for admission by the program as an exception);
  • If the Bachelor degree was not taught principally in English, then you must take the TOEFL or IELTS (score of 6) or complete Level 6 of CSUSB’s ESL program and have official scores sent to the CSUSB Graduate Admissions Office;
  • Submission of official transcripts in sealed envelopes from all institutions attended to CSUSB Graduate Admissions Office. CSUSB students are not required to submit any CSUSB transcripts. If your transcript is not in English, then you must also send a certified literal English translation of the transcripts along with the official original-language transcripts with proof of degree to CSUSB Graduate Admissions Office, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407;
  • Submission of an acceptable Graduate Management Admission (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score by the deadline for the term in which the applicant wishes to enroll. If the test result is not submitted on time, admission status will be unclassified post-baccalaureate unless the GMAT or GRE requirement has been waived. Send GMAT or GRE score to MSIST Program Coordinator, Information and Decision Sciences Department, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407. Check with the MIST Program Coordinator for the current acceptable GMAT or GRE minimum score requirements;
  • An applicant may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE 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 or GRE waiver criteria as set by the MSIST Program Coordinator;
  • Submission of a 200 – 250-word statement that demonstrates academic motivation, reasons for wishing to pursue the MSIST 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. Send Statement of Purpose to MSIST Program Coordinator, Information and Decision Sciences Department, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407;
  • Additional requirement for international students: International students must also submit a completed affidavit of financial support form. International students should follow all instructions of the application procedures and submit all necessary documentation as listed on the International Admissions website: http://international.csusb.edu/admissions.aspx;

Students who meet all entrance requirements may be admitted to the program in a conditionally classified status until the Foundation Course requirements are met. Once students meet the minimum passing level of “B” for each of the two foundation courses (IST 6110 & IST 6030) they will be advanced to classified graduate standing in the program. Conditionally classified students cannot enroll in the other 6000-level core courses (with the exception of IST 6090 if taken concurrently) unless they have written consent from the MSIST Program Coordinator.

Instructional Design and 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:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
8/9/2020 1/10/2021 8/1/2021


Application Details:

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

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all upper-division courses; and
  • Three letters of recommendation, from individuals familiar with the applicant's work history or educational background, using a program approved template of the letters of recommendation. 

Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as “conditionally classified” graduate students. Students admitted in this category may be changed to classified standing with approval from the College of Education. No more than 15-semester units may be used to demonstrate fitness to complete the program.

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: CE 356
Interdisciplinary Studies' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Cal State Apply application
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020

8/1/2020

*** Apply by invitation code only. ***

10/1/2020

*** Apply by invitation code only. ***


Application Details:

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

  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0;
  • Prerequisite of at least five upper-division courses, each with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better, in the major discipline of the proposed program. The determination of the major discipline is subject to the approval of the University Curriculum Committee;
  • A three-member faculty committee, the chair of which serves as primary advisor, to supervise the course of study;
  • Approval of the Interdisciplinary Studies program proposal by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


Application Details:

  • Successful completion with a grade of at least "B" (3.0) of course work in abstract algebra, real analysis, in addition to upper-division course work in pure, applied, and advanced mathematics deemed equivalent to the core of the mathematics major at California State University, San Bernardino.  More specifically, course work in pure mathematics must include one of number theory, geometry, combinatorics, or graph theory.  Course work in applied mathematics must include one of the ordinary differential equations, numerical analysis, Fourier analysis, or mathematical modeling.  Course work in advanced mathematics must include one of topology, complex analysis, or differential geometry.  Substitutions may be made in certain circumstances at the discretion of the MA coordinator. In addition, an overall GPA of at least 3.0 is required;
  • In some cases, 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 the Mathematics application form, including all undergraduate transcripts;
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted to the Department of Mathematics main office;
  • A letter of not more than three pages, outlining the background, interest in this program, and career goals.
National Cyber Security 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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
5/15/2020 11/1/2020 5/15/2021


Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Competence in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents: PSCI 2030 and MATH 1301
  • Competence in these areas may be demonstrated by:
    • Formal completion of the course or its equivalent,
      OR
    • Credit by examination.
  • 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, which may be obtained at the department office.
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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
5/15/2020 11/1/2020 5/15/2021


Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Competence in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents: PSCI 2030 and MATH 1301
  • Competence in these areas may be demonstrated by:
    • Formal completion of the course or its equivalent,
      OR
    • Credit by examination.
  • 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, which may be obtained at the department office.
Nursing, M.S.

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Program 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:

  • $70 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:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
6/1/2020 Not offered 7/15/2021


 
Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE-accredited program, OR a regionally-accredited baccalaureate degree in a discipline related to nursing;
    • Applicants with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees or with a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a Department of Education-recognized accrediting body other than CCNE must meet competencies as defined in the AACN Essesntials of Baccalaureate Education which include but are not limited to:
      • Health assessment
      • Research
      • Leadership
      • Community/public health
  • Competency may be verified through completed courses, credit by examination, certification, or documented professional expertise in the subject. Applicants are encouraged to discuss options with the Graduate Coordinator.
  • 3.0 ("B") minimum GPA calculated according to recommended practice of the CSUSB Graduate Council;
  • Current California registered nurse (RN) license, unencumbered, unrestricted, with no disciplinary action pending or imposed.
  • Three (3) satisfactory letters of professional recommendation;
  • Personal statement;
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course.
  • Applicants may consult the information on the Department of Nursing webpage for details about the significant clinical compliance requirements that must be met upon admission to the MS in Nursing program.
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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
3/1/2020 12/15/2020 3/1/2021


Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in psychology; or with any other undergraduate major;
  • 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 cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") overall and in the major;
  • A brief statement describing preparation for graduate study (e.g., research experience, academic accomplishments), identifying a specific Psychological Science faculty member (or two) whose research is of particular interest to the applicant, and discussing the applicant's professional aspirations and goals for graduate study. 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 or their equivalent: PSYC 100, PSYC 210, PSYC 311
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:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal statement

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
8/7/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021

 
Application Details:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or above for the last 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) of course work including post-baccalaureate courses. Students with a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may be admitted after reviewing of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Public Service employment experience. Students without public service employment experience must complete an internship before being advanced to candidacy.
  • Academic motivation and personal qualifications demonstrated through submission of a 500-word statement of purpose for pursuing the MPA at California State University, San Bernardino. 
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 Mshigeni
Phone: 909-537-4337
Email: salome.mshigeni@csusb.edu
Location: PS 217
MPH's Department Page | MPH's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Resume’ or CV
  • Personal statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Three letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

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


Application Details:

  • Meet all university admissions requirements.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) in the last 60 semester units of undergraduate coursework and in all post-graduate coursework;
  • Undergraduate coursework in the natural and social sciences, including those focused on diversity and population health;
  • A copy of the most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Three letters of recommendation that highlight the applicant’s (1) academic ability and potential to succeed in the graduate program and (2) professional experiences that make the candidate ideal for public health. At least one letter of recommendation must be from the coordinator/director or an instructor from the school where applicant most recently completed coursework that highlights how the student met the standards of the undergraduate program (if such a coordinator/director does not exist, a faculty member may write such a letter);
  • A statement of purpose, double-spaced and 2-3 pages maximum, detailing: (1) practical experience(s) in public health and how it relates to the program (this is weighted most), (2) academic experience(s) in public health or related field, (3) immediate and long-term professional goals and how that relates to the program, (4) reasons for being interested in the MPH program, and (5) key skills the applicant can bring to the program.
  • Writing sample based on a public health topic of interest to the applicant, typed, approximately 1,000 words, double-spaced, with appropriate references (not counted in the word limit). The writing sample should highlight the applicant's basic understanding of community health needs, epidemiology, and the application of public health concepts to solve population health issues.
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:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Interview 

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 Not Offered 7/15/2021


 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 2.5 ("B") overall;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement, as required;
  • Completion of an interview to assess competence in interpersonal skills and aptitudes for the rehabilitation counseling profession.
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:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • CBEST
  • Personal statement
  • Teaching Credential
  • TB test
  • Letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
4/8/2020 Not Offered 4/27/2021


Application Details

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, child development, or related social science field;
  • Official transcripts;
  • Personal statement of why a candidate wants to pursue a graduate degree in school psychology;
  • Two reference forms and letters of recommendation from persons having knowledge of the applicant's potential as a school psychologist;
  • Evidence of current negative TB test;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0;
  • Prerequisite classes include one class in Child Development and one class in Statistics;
  • The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) must be completed before the end of the student's first year of classes.
Social Sciences and Globalization-Applied Social Science, 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. Kevin Grisham
Phone: 909-537-5522
Email: kgrisham@csusb.edu
Location: SB 327H

Social Sciences and Globalization's Department Page | Social Sciences and Globalization's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
5/31/2020 Not Offered 5/31/2021

 
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 (preference will be given to applicants who have at least 3.0 overall);
  • A brief 1- to 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 10 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. It is assumed that students who request confidential letters to be submitted on their behalf have waived their right to view those letters as per FERPA (1974) requirements to maximize the confidentiality and integrity of the letters of reference. Applicants who do not wish to waive their right to view those letters are responsible for letting their letter-writers know in advance that they retain their right to view the letters. 
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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021

4/16/2020

Not Offered

7/15/2021

 
Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; 
  • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") or better in all course work; or
  • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") or better in the last 90 quarter units or last 60 semester units; *A GPA of 2.8 or higher (cumulative or last 60-semester units/last 90 quarter units) may be considered with significant social service experience and overall application. 
  • An academic background in the liberal arts; with social and behavioral sciences preferred;
  • A year of full-time paid experience, and/or applicable internship or volunteer service in the field of social work (this requirement may be waived);
  • Evidence of personal qualifications, motivation, and experience that indicate the likelihood of becoming a successful social worker; an autobiographical statement and three letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the student's work, academic background, potential, and level of maturity;
  • A course in each of the following:
    • Social Science Research Methods
    • Human Behavior Theory
    • Human Biology
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:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


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;
  • Good standing at the last college attended (verified by student transcripts, see below);
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • 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.);
  • 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. Gregory Richardson
Phone: 909-537-5680
Email: gregory.richardson@csusb.edu
Location: CE 233
Special Education's Department Page | Special Education's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • CBEST
  • TB exam
  • Teaching credential or permit
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


 Application Details:

  • Original written verification of passing score for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • 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 post-baccalaureate course work or at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses, ESPE 5530 and ESPE 5531, with a grade of "B" or better.
Studio Art, M.F.A.

 

Studio Art


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: Alison Petty
Phone: 909-537-3372
Email: ajpetty@csusb.edu
Location: VA 210
MFA's Department Page | MFA's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
1/15/2020 12/15/2020 1/15/2021


Application Details:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 30 semester units of upper-division art courses comparable to those required of a major in art at this university. The Art Department determines which courses are comparable.
  • Completion of a minimum of 14 semester units of upper-division studio art.
  • Completion of a minimum of 14 semester units in art history; a minimum of 5 should be upper-division units, and at least one course that is equivalent to AH 4250 and/or AH 5250.
  • 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 items:
    • A portfolio displaying a comprehensive body of work with strong technical abilities and potential for a clear direction in graduate study. A portfolio consists of 15 images of the applicant's artwork in the form of a single PDF. The portfolio needs to be accompanied by a typed list of artworks with the applicant's name, and title, medium, size, and date for each artwork.
    • A 500-word "Statement of Purpose" 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. This statement should be carefully crafted and will be used to evaluate the student's writing ability and critical thinking skills.
    • Three letters of recommendation supporting the student's application. Letters should be from professionals and/or educators in the field able to assess the student's competence and to make relevant comments on the student's likely success in a graduate art program.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A.

 

COE Building


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. Lasisi Ajayi
Phone: 909-537-7603
Email: lajayi@csusb.edu
Location: CE 266
TESOL's Department Page | TESOL's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;


Application Deadlines:

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 7/15/2021


Application Details:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B");
  • A maximum of 9 semester units or equivalent quarter units may be transferred from other colleges and universities.