California State University-Northridge Graduate Schools

California State University-Northridge (referred to as CSUN) is a Public, 4 years school located in Northridge, CA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at California State University-Northridge is $8,477 for California residents and $17,981 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,465 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 40,381 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

California State University-Northridge (referred to as CSUN) is a Public, 4 years school located in Northridge, CA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree- professional practice.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (2/28/1960 - Current).
CSUN Directory Information
School NameCalifornia State University-Northridge (CSUN)
Address18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
Phone818-677-1200
Webhttps://www.csun.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.csun.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at California State University-Northridge is $8,477 for California residents and $17,981 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,465 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 40,381 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 147 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 10 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$17,981
$8,477 for California Residents
Student Population5,465
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs147 graduate programs
(10 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio28 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at California State University-Northridge is $8,477 for California residents and $17,981 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is -$1 for California residents and $396 for out-of-state students.
California State University-Northridge offers the alternative tuition plans.
California State University-Northridge offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)10 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of California State University-Northridge is $8,477 for California residents and $17,981 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.14% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,176$1,133$16,680$1,133
2018-2019$7,176$1,151$16,680$1,151
2019-2020$7,176$1,235$16,680$1,235
2020-2021$7,176$1,275$16,680$1,275
2021-2022$7,176$1,301$16,680$1,301
The graduate school tuition & fees of CSUN is average compared to public graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the California graduate tuition is $21,757 (public) / $23,779 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
California State University-Northridge$8,477$17,981
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
California Graduate Schools$19,824$22,206
Public$11,486$21,757
Private$23,779
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,868 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at California State University-Northridge. On-campus living costs are decreased by -1.22% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $23,328. Off-campus living costs are increased by 7.70% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,402$2,902$14,502$2,974
2018-2019$11,122$2,952$15,150$3,024
2019-2020$11,328$3,282$16,188$3,282
2020-2021$11,662$3,152$17,322$4,338
2021-2022$11,502$3,132$18,962$4,366
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $396 at California State University-Northridge. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$396
2018-2019$396
2019-2020$396
2020-2021$396
2021-2022$396

Graduate Programs at CSUN

California State University-Northridge offers 83 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,615 students have completed their study at California State University-Northridge.
Offered Degrees at California State University-Northridge
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree6751,575
Doctor's degree - professional practice2010
Doctor's degree - other2030
Post Bachelor's Degree1200
Total8351,615
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at California State University-Northridge by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Business Administration and Management program with 33 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Public Administration program with 263 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Physical Therapy/Therapist program with 30 completers.
California State University-Northridge offers 83 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,615 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,575 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 30 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 10 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Other) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 10 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning10-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 9 completers-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies9-
Communication and Journalism [+] 23 completers$42,000
Speech Communication and Rhetoric23$42,000
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Computer Science12-
Education [+] 350 completers-
Education74-
Curriculum and Instruction15-
Educational Leadership and Administration76$75,400
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration21-
Special Education and Teaching35$58,800
Special Education and Teaching (other)3-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services98$51,300
Mathematics Teacher Education10-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education11-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor7-
Engineering [+] 81 completers-
Engineering0-
Structural Engineering14-
Computer Engineering3-
Computer Software Engineering11-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering15-
Materials Engineering12-
Mechanical Engineering15-
Manufacturing Engineering11-
Engineering Technology [+] 29 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management29-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 27 completers-
Linguistics10-
Spanish Language and Literature17-
Work and Family Studies [+] 5 completers$44,900
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences5$44,900
English Language And Literature [+] 33 completers$31,500
English Language and Literature33$31,500
Rhetoric and Composition0-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 19 completers-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies19-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences17-
Biochemistry4-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Mathematics10-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 16 completers-
Nutrition Sciences16-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 18 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness18-
Physical Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Chemistry6-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics7-
Psychology [+] 45 completers-
Psychology18-
Applied Behavior Analysis27-
Human Services [+] 410 completers-
Public Administration226$64,200
Social Work184$53,800
Social Sciences [+] 31 completers-
Anthropology5-
Geography4-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography5-
Political Science and Government6-
Sociology11-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 76 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts2$26,200
Playwriting and Screenwriting6-
Art/Art Studies8-
Fine/Studio Arts4-
Music Performance25-
Music (other)31-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (3 completers) 208 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders60$65,200
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist43-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management19$52,700
Public Health48$53,500
Environmental Health11-
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering0-
Rehabilitation Science27-
Business [+] (1 completers) 110 completers-
Business Administration and Management40$77,400
Accounting30-
Hospitality Administration/Management (other)12-
Knowledge Management0-
Taxation28$86,300
History [+] 16 completers-
History16-
Total1,575
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 30 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist30-
Total30
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 10 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration3-
Community College Education7-
Total10
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Special Education and Teaching (other)0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Quality Control Technology/Technician0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Gerontology0-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Administration0-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Anthropology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Health Services Administration0-
Music Therapy/Therapist0-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Business Administration and Management0-
Human Resources Development0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at CSUN

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,465 students enrolled into California State University-Northridge graduate schools where it has total 40,381 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,702 full-time and 2,763 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,799 male and 3,666 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,4651,7993,666
Full-time2,7028481,854
Part-tme2,7639511,812
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,519 White (27.80%), 173 Black/African American (3.17%), 1,824 Hispanic (33.38%), 459 Asian (8.40%), and 1,490 students with other races. 300 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,4651,7993,666
American Indian/Native American761
Asian459183276
Black/African American17335138
Hispanic1,8245491,275
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander633
White1,519522997
Two More1374097
Un-Known1,040335705
Non-resident Alien300126174
California State University-Northridge offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 4,408 graduate students (80.66% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 567 graduate students (10.38% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,465
Enrolled Online Exclusively4,408
Enrolled Some Online Courses567
Not in Online Courses490
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at California State University-Northridge. 1,116 students are aged 20 to 24 (20.42% of total students), 277 students are aged above 50 (5.07%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at California State University-Northridge.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,4651,7993,666
Age 20-21431528
Age 22-241,073315758
Age 25-291,9906611,329
Age 30-34989345644
Age 35-39551205346
Age 40-49542173369
Age 50-6425577178
Over 6422814

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