Featured Events

Coffee & Tea Hour

Join us for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. This event is designed for students, faculty and staff to meet outside the office and in the comforts of La Cocina at El Dorado Hall.

New Graduate Student Orientations

The GSC assists the School of Education program with their annual Graduate Programs Orientation for newly admitted graduate students.

Graduate Program Information Sessions

The GSC assists the School of Education graduate program in hosting information sessions for prospective students. 

Graduate & Professional School Fair

CSUCI welcomes local, regional and national schools to campus to recruit for their graduate and professional degree programs. The Graduate & Professional School Fair is held every fall semester.

CDIP & Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program Information Sessions

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)
Through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree.


The CSU Pre-Doctoral Program each year identifies Sally Casanova Scholars, prospective graduate students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who with a faculty mentor and financial assistance prepare for graduate school during their junior or senior year. Students who are already in Master degree programs also qualify for this program.

Graduate School Panel Night

During the spring semester the Graduate Studies Center host a graduate panel where students have the opportunity to connect with current and former graduate and professional degree scholars, all from diverse professional backgrounds. Graduates and undergraduates are encouraged to attend.

Open House

Students and the CSUCI community are invited to attend the annual El Dorado Hall Open House event scheduled during the fall semester in partnership with Project PROMESAS. Attendees are able to meet and interact with staff from the Graduate Studies Center (GSC) and Project PROMESAS. As well, as learn about the programs and resources offered, and take a tour of the STEM Center and GSC.

Graduate Studies Center Workshops

The Graduate Studies Center created a series of workshops to introduce undergraduate students and alumni to the opportunities presented by obtaining a graduate or professional degree. The workshops are open to all prospective and current students and alumni. The one-hour workshops vary in topic to help students who are considering graduate or professional school and those in the process of applying to graduate/ professional school. The workshops are held each Spring and Fall semesters.

For questions regarding the workshop series, please contact the GSC at gs.center@csuci.edu

 Test Preparation Sessions

In collaboration with Extended University, we offer test preparation sessions for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is the most common entrance exam for graduate school. Earning an advanced degree can create many opportunities. In fact, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates how education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates. The GRE is one component of most graduate school admissions processes.


 Are you planning on attending graduate school, but nervous about having to take the GRE? Unsure of what you need to study to be prepared for the exam? This 6 session GRE test prep course will build your confidence by going over the exam logistics, talking through the different sections of the exam and the format of exam questions in each section, give you the opportunity to take practice exam questions, and provide additional tips for preparing and studying for the GRE. Much of the course will be spent on content and questions similar to those on the actual exam.

Additional Graduate & Credential Entrance Exam Support at the Graduate Studies Center:
CBEST, CSET, GRE, MCAT, OAT, LSAT and GMAT test preparation books are available for check-out!

CBEST Information: https://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html 

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