Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies: Cecile Lindsay
A student who plans to become a candidate for a master's degree must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or have completed equivalent academic preparation at a foreign university as determined by the appropriate campus authority. The student must have completed undergraduate course work substantially equivalent to that required at California State University, Long Beach in the discipline of intended graduate study, or must be prepared to undertake additional work to make up any deficiency. Most graduate degree programs are based upon preparation in the discipline at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate preparation is considered adequate if a candidate has met the upper‑division requirements of this University for a bachelor's degree in the subject matter area of the master's degree program. Refer to specific departments for detailed requirements of each degree program.