California State University-Northridge Graduate School

California State University-Northridge (referred to as CSUN) is a Public, 4 years school located in Northridge, CA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of CSUN is $8,503 for California residents and $18,007 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,398 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,579 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

California State University-Northridge (referred to as CSUN) is a Public, 4 years school located in Northridge, CA.
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 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of CSUN is $8,503 for California residents and $18,007 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,398 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,579 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 166 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 11 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$18,007
$8,503 for California Residents
Student Population5,398
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs166 graduate programs
(11 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio24 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at CSUN is $8,503 for California residents and $18,007 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is -$1 for California residents and $396 for out-of-state students.
CSUN offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
California Residents$8,503
Out-of-State$18,007
Tuition per Credit Hour
California Residents-$1
Out-of-State$396
CSUN 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, 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)11 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of California State University-Northridge is $8,503 for California residents and $18,007 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.14% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2022-2023$7,176$1,327$16,680$1,327
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 $19,499 and the California graduate tuition is $21,739 (public) / $23,972 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
California State University-Northridge$8,503$18,007
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
California Graduate Schools$19,794$22,593
Public$11,472$21,739
Private$23,972
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $16,174 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at CSUN.
On-campus living costs are increased by 3.32% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $24,054. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.11% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2022-2023$11,848$3,272$19,728$4,326
For academic year 2022-2023, 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.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$396
2019-2020$396
2020-2021$396
2021-2022$396
2022-2023$396

Graduate Programs at CSUN

California State University-Northridge offers 93 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, 1,694 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 Degree7271,548
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship209
Doctor's degree - professional practice200
Doctor's degree - other2028
Post Bachelor's Degree153109
Total93101,694
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 Engineering/Industrial Management program with 32 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Public Administration program with 238 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Physical Therapy/Therapist program with 28 completers.
California State University-Northridge offers 93 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,694 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,548 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 28 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 109 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture [+] 14 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning14-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 4 completers-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 26 completers$42,000
Speech Communication and Rhetoric26$42,000
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Computer Science23-
Education [+] (1 completers) 254 completers-
Education24-
Curriculum and Instruction13-
Educational Leadership and Administration24$75,400
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration20-
Educational/Instructional Technology25-
Special Education and Teaching30$58,800
Special Education and Teaching (other)5-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services66$51,300
English/Language Arts Teacher Education11-
Mathematics Teacher Education13-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education13-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor10-
Engineering [+] 80 completers-
Engineering--
Structural Engineering17-
Computer Engineering2-
Computer Software Engineering3-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering25-
Materials Engineering10-
Mechanical Engineering9-
Manufacturing Engineering14-
Engineering Technology [+] 56 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management56-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 19 completers-
Linguistics11-
Spanish Language and Literature8-
Work and Family Studies [+] 9 completers$44,900
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences9$44,900
English Language and Literature [+] 38 completers$31,500
English Language and Literature38$31,500
Rhetoric and Composition--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 20 completers-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies20-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences19-
Biochemistry1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 12 completers-
Mathematics12-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 24 completers-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis1-
Nutrition Sciences9-
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies14-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 25 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies--
Health and Physical Education/Fitness25-
Physical Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Chemistry4-
Geology/Earth Science8-
Physics16-
Psychology [+] 47 completers-
Psychology14-
Research and Experimental Psychology (other)6-
Applied Behavior Analysis27-
Human Services [+] 374 completers-
Public Administration238$64,200
Social Work136$53,800
Social Sciences [+] 37 completers-
Anthropology3-
Geography6-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography9-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology14-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 76 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts-$26,200
Playwriting and Screenwriting16-
Art/Art Studies10-
Fine/Studio Arts2-
Music Performance19-
Music (other)29-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (3 completers) 222 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders56$65,200
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist44-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management18$52,700
Public Health70$53,500
Environmental Health17-
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering--
Rehabilitation Science17-
Business [+] 127 completers-
Business Administration and Management47$77,400
Accounting38-
Hospitality Administration/Management (other)11-
Knowledge Management--
Taxation31$86,300
History [+] 13 completers-
History13-
Total1,548
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 9 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
Community College Education2-
Total9
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] --
Educational Leadership and Administration--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist28-
Total28
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] --
Educational Leadership and Administration--
Community College Education--
Total-
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 36 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology23-
Special Education and Teaching (other)5-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor8-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 32 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management32-
Human Services [+] --
Public Administration--
Social Sciences [+] --
Anthropology--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 3 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders2-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1-
Business [+] 24 completers-
Business Administration and Management24-
Total109

Graduate Student Population at CSUN

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 5,398 students enrolled into California State University-Northridge graduate schools where it has total 37,579 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,709 full-time and 2,689 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,872 male and 3,526 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
Total5,3981,8723,526
Full-time2,7099401,769
Part-tme2,6899321,757
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,247 White (23.10%), 165 Black/African American (3.06%), 1,978 Hispanic (36.64%), 407 Asian (7.54%), and 1,601 students with other races. 552 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3981,8723,526
American Indian/Native American826
Asian407160247
Black/African American16541124
Hispanic1,9785941,384
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211
White1,247429818
Two More1404199
Un-Known899257642
Non-resident Alien552347205
California State University-Northridge offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,210 graduate students (22.42% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,116 graduate students (20.67% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,398
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,210
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,116
Not in Online Courses3,072
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at California State University-Northridge. 1,251 students are aged 20 to 24 (23.18% of total students), 265 students are aged above 50 (4.91%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at California State University-Northridge.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3981,8723,526
Age 20-21733340
Age 22-241,178448730
Age 25-291,8376351,202
Age 30-34938317621
Age 35-39506183323
Age 40-49601166435
Age 50-6424279163
Over 64231112

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