Office of Graduate Studies and Research
The Office of Graduate Studies and Research website has all the information that you need to succeed as a graduate student at CSUMB. We can help you find and succeed in the graduate program of your choice. Finally, we can help you move into the rewarding career you’ve worked so hard to reach. An overarching goal of our team is to create a graduate school experience for you that is rigorous, rewarding, and enjoyable!
Through Sponsored Programs, we also serve the needs of all researchers at CSUMB, whether you are an undergraduate seeking a deeper education and hands-on experience, a graduate student engaged in thesis work, or a faculty member leading a research team or other creative endeavor. Our goal is to enhance your productivity as a scholar by facilitating and streamlining the administrative processes you may encounter involving research; external funding through grants and contracts; and regulatory compliance with respect to safety, ethics, and intellectual property (copyrights and patents).
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Office of Graduate Studies and Research News
2023 Grad Slam is ON!
We are thrilled to announce that seven of our master’s students have reached the semifinals of the 2023 CSUMB Grad Slam competition! Their research includes diverse topics ranging from marine and aquatic ecology and conservation to new technology for monitoring marine species. Mark your calendars for the finals—April 6 from 12:00 to 1:30.March 7, 2023
Danny Wright--Global Impact
CSUMB Alum Danny Wright created the non-profit, “Gravity Water” to provide clean drinking water for the world’s rural poor schools. “I'm forever grateful for the guidance and confidence you gave me.”December 19, 2022
Randi Barton (Marine Science, M.S.)
“I cannot stress enough how much the faculty at CSUMB have helped me with not only my professional career but also my confidence as a researcher.” Randi Barton is a third-year graduate student in CSUMB’s Master’s program in Marine Science, working with Dr. Alison Haupt to better understand parasites through a closer look at their genetics.December 16, 2022
Dean's Choice for Outstanding Theses of Academic Year 2023-2024!
Matthew Hoehn – Assessing Monkeyface Prickleback Cebidichthys Violaceus as an Emerging Aquaculture Species in California
Parker Forman – Influence of Intrinsic Factors on At-Sea Behavior of Late Chick-Rearing Emperor Penguins (Aptenodytes Forsteri) at Cape Crozier, Ross Island, Antarctica
Janelle Vasquez-Nicholas – Assessing the Carmel River’s Biotic Conditions After River Reroute and Dam Removal Using the California Stream Condition Index