California State University, Fresno

California State University Fresno (CSU) is situated within two hours of the national parks of: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia, in Fresno, California. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through these schools and colleges: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Health and Human Services, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Social Sciences, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business and Kreman School of Education and Human Development.

  • Average Tuition USD 33,563
  • Acceptance Rate 59%
  • Students 23,179
  • International Students 4.2%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 33,563
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

California State University Fresno (CSU) was founded in 1911; it was called Fresno State Normal School at the time. It turned in to a teacher’s college in 1921. Since 1949 it has provided students with advanced degrees. The University is popularly nicknamed ‘Fresno State. The University boasts a Pulitzer Prize winning faculty member, and three ‘named’ school, formed as result of multi-million dollar gifts and 13 endowed chairs. The University forms a partnership with Central California for which the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded CSU a Community Engagement Classification. CSU enrolls over 22,000 students and provides them with a choice of 59 undergraduate and 44 master degree programs in a variety of academic and professional disciplines. CSU is accredited by WASC; Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Fresno State provides its student population with one of the best sports programs in California. The University mascot is the Bulldog and its Bulldog teams frequently appear in NCAA tournaments. Fresno State also accommodates the 16,000 seat Save Mart Center, which is one of the most popular concert venues in the world.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 18,821 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Animal Sciences

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of general biology; organismal biology; ecology; genetics; animal behavior; and zoo and aquarium science.

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    Biology

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Biotechnology

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

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    Business Administration

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Communication

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Communicative Disorders

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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    Computer Engineering

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Computer Science

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Counseling

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on applications of psychology, and principles of counseling and therapy.

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    Creative writing

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Criminology

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Education

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    English Literature

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Fine Arts

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Geology

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    History

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Industrial Technology

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical sciences; social sciences; engineering analysis; systems design; computer applications; and evaluation methodology.

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    Kinesiology

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

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    Linguistics

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Mathematics

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Music

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Physics

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Psychology

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Administration

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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    Public Health

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Social Work

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Spanish

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Teaching

    USD 14,249 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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    US News (National) 223

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 150
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 550
  • Minimum ACT 14
  • Average SAT Score 910

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    Established in 1911

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    California State University Fresno (CSU) has established a University Student Union (USU), which hosts the Student Involvement Center and allows students to participate in numerous leadership opportunities.

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          • Testimony
            1980-1985, B.S.

            study in tranquility - FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY / California

            easy accessible professional system and corriculum with quite green and beautiful environment around you . it's one of the nices palces to get your digree and live harmonically with mother nature.I had so many good memories and experience.

          • Testimony
            1975-1979, B.A.

            Fresno State changed my life

            While it's been decades since I was a student at Fresno State, I'll always be a loyal Bulldog...and not just to the athletic side of the house. The professors in the Journalism Dept. saw things in me I did not know were there. They took the time to invest in me as a person. The education and training I received, not to mention the confidence I gained, have enabled my career. I come back, from Georgia, at least once a year to remember the place and the people who gave me the confidence to tackle the business world. I would recommend my alma mater to anyone!