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CSUSB’s CHEPD 1+2+1 Program

In partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE), CSUSB is proud to offer the Sino-American Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development (CHEPD) 1+2+1 program. This program offers Chinese students the opportunity to earn a CSUSB degree by completing two years of undergraduate studies at CSUSB and two years at their university in China.

The CHEPD 1+2+1 program is an excellent example of Sino-American cooperation and international student mobility. It is well-recognized and supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education.  Since its inception twenty years ago, over 7,000 Chinese students have successfully completed the CHEPD 1+2+1 program through partnerships among over 150 American and Chinese higher education institutions. At CSUSB, a lot of Chinese students have successfully completed the CHEPD 1+2+1 program.

Participants can choose from a broad range of programs, including business administration, graphic design, and computer science. After successfully completing the first year of study at a Chinese partner university, a student can transfer to CSUSB for two years, then return to their home university in China for their final year. In that time, the student is expected to complete all CSUSB degree requirements. Joining the CHEPD 1+2+1 is an excellent opportunity for Chinese students to learn about the most recent trends in their area of study and broaden their understanding of American culture and develop global competency.  This program equips students with skills necessary for success in a globally interconnected world.

The CCIEE website provides more information about the CHEPD 1+2+1 program, including a list of Chinese partner universities.


CSUSB’s International Articulation 2+2 Programs

CSUSB has developed a number of partnership agreements with major international universities to facilitate student mobility. Each 2+2 program facilitates the transfer of international students to CSUSB after they successfully complete first two years of study at a partner university at their home country. After two more years of study at CSUSB and successful completion of their degree requirements, students are awarded a CSUSB bachelor’s degree. Many international students have successfully completed the 2+2 program.

The 2+2 program is another example of CSUSB’s strong commitment to comprehensive internationalization, diversity, and development of global competency.  Participants can choose from a broad range of programs, including business administration and computer science. Joining the 2+2 program is an excellent opportunity for international students to learn about the most recent trends in their area of study and broaden their understanding of American culture and develop global competency.  This program equips students with skills necessary for success in a globally interconnected world. Upon graduating from CSUSB, international students can also apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which offers work eligibility in the U.S. for a period of 12 months. Through OPT, students can also learn about American business culture and gain relevant work experience.


3+1+MBA Pathway Program

This program is an excellent opportunity for international students seeking an advanced degree in internationally recognized MBA program.  CSUSB MBA program is AASCB accredited and has been recognized by the European CEO Magazine. It is listed 15th for the 50 Best Online MBA Programs throughout the nation –  College Consensus. CSUSB MBA is also named one of the top part-time MBA programs in the nation – U.S. News & World Report.  This Pathway program allows students to accelerate their admission to the MBA program by combining their last year of studies for their Bachelor degree and preparation for the MBA degree.  It also facilitates student and scholar exchanges and mobility and is another example of by CSUSB’s strong commitment to supporting academic internationalization and intercultural exchange. 

The 3+1+MBA Pathway program facilitates the transfer of international students to CSUSB after they successfully complete three years of study at their home university in business administration. During the fourth year at CSUSB, students complete their Bachelor degree requirement for the home institution and prepare for meeting CSUSB MBA program admission requirements.  After successfully completing MBA degree requirements, students are awarded a CSUSB master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Joining the 3+1+MBA Pathway program is an excellent opportunity for international students to accelerate their progress toward a Master’s degree and learn about the most recent trends in the areas of management and 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. Upon graduating from CSUSB, international graduate students can also apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which offers work eligibility in the US for a period of 12 months. Through OPT, students can likewise learn about American business culture and gain relevant work experience.


3+1+Master’s Programs

The 3+1+M program is an excellent opportunity for international students seeking graduate degrees in the US. CSUSB has partnership agreements with a considerable number of major international universities to facilitate student and scholar exchanges and mobility through this accelerated program. The 3+1+M program is another example of CSUSB’s strong commitment to supporting academic internationalization and intercultural exchange. 

The 3+1+M program facilitates the transfer of international students to CSUSB after they successfully complete three years of study at their home university in any field of study. During the fourth year at CSUSB, students complete their Bachelor degree requirement for the home institution and prepare to meet their CSUSB Master’s degree program admission requirements, including working on program prerequisites. Students then apply for and complete an accelerated master’s program, allowing them to earn the master’s degree in one year.

The 3+1+M program is very popular among international students at CSUSB, and those who successfully completed it found exciting work opportunities at leading businesses. Joining the 3+1+M program is an excellent opportunity for international students to learn about the most recent trends in their area of study and broaden their international understanding of American cultures and learning environments.  Upon graduating from CSUSB, international graduate students can also apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which offers work eligibility in the US for a period of 12 months. Through OPT, students can gain relevant work experience.


1+1 Master’s Articulation Programs

The 1+1 program is suitable for international universities that aim at broadening and enriching opportunities for their graduate students in their Master’s program by developing an articulation agreements with CSUSB which enable their students to study at CSUSB.  CSUSB has partnership agreements with a considerable number of major international universities, to facilitate graduate student and scholar exchanges and mobility.

The 1+1 Program facilitates the transfer of international graduate students to CSUSB after they successfully complete the first year of graduate study at their home university in any field of study. After one more year of study at CSUSB and successful completion of their master’s degree requirements, students are awarded a CSUSB master’s degree. Units earned at their home university are transferrable towards the master’s degree.


Contact/Our Staff

Ms. Mikayla De La Fuente

For more information about ALL CSUSB Partnership Programs, please contact Ms. Mikayla De La Fuente at Mikayla.DeLaFuente@csusb.edu or (909) 537-3376.

Ms. Andrea Guo

For more information about CSUSB’s Recruiter Agreements, please contact Ms. Andrea Guo at Xiaofei.Guo@csusb.edu or (909) 537-3987.