California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Long Beach is a teaching-intensive and research driven university located from Long Beach, California that offers a variety of baccalaureate majors and master's degree programs across 8 colleges. California State University, Long Beach is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Average Tuition USD 15,666
  • Acceptance Rate 31%
  • Students 37,446
  • International Students 2%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 15,666
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to keep up with its growing population and expanding academics before finally becoming California State University, Long Beach in 1972.

Today, California State University, Long Beach is part of the California State University system, the largest comprehensive university system in the world, enrolling nearly half a million students in its 23 campuses combined. Its 322-acre hilltop campus in Long Beach boasts of 80 permanent buildings that house its 8 colleges through which the university offers up to 85 baccalaureate majors and 67 master's degree programs in areas of arts, business administration, education, engineering, health and human services, liberal arts, natural sciences and mathematics.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 15,666 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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    American Studies

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture  

  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biolog more
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    Art History

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art his more
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    Business Economics

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient alloc more
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    Chemical Engineering

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical more
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    Chinese

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

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

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 15,666 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 more
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    Classics

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman more
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    Communication

    USD 15,666 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 et more
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    Computer Engineering

    USD 15,666 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 more
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    Criminology

    USD 15,666 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 more
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    Dance

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Design

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
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    Drama

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literatu more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Education

    USD 15,666 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 servic more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 15,666 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 pr more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Engineering Technology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of specific engineering technique more
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    English

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and litera more
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    English Literature

    USD 15,666 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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    Environmental Studies

    USD 15,666 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, ecosyst more
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    Film Studies

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical a more
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    Finance

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, a more
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    Fine Arts

    USD 15,666 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.  

  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    French

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.  

  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Gender Studies

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.  

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    Health Science

    USD 15,666 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 he more
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    History

    USD 15,666 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 p more
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    International Business

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wid more
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    Journalism

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; la more
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    Languages

    USD 15,666 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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    Latin

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.  

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    Legal Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.  

  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social scienc more
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    Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technolo more
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    Marketing

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relation more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 15,666 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 mathematica more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Nursing

    USD 15,666 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 inc more
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    Nutrition Science

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutri more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetic more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Physical Therapy

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health promot more
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    Political Science

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Psychology

    USD 15,666 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.  

  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Public Affairs

    USD 15,666 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; i more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Religion

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of r more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Social Work

    USD 15,666 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 requ more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Sociology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and m more
  • 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

    Teaching

    USD 15,666 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 servic more

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 300
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500

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    Established in 1949

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    California State University, Long Beach was ranked no. 4 among the top regional universities in the West, according the U.S.News & World Report's 2013 edition of “America’s Best Colleges Guide.”

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    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

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      • Testimony
        2014-2016, Master’s Degree

        Absolutely love CSULB!

        First year MPA student and I'm having an amazing journey by far! I've met some pretty cool people-- peers, colleagues and professional staff and faculty. GO Beach! I'm so excited!!

      • Testimony
        2008-2011, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

        Go Beach!

        I graduated from the Film Studies program in 2011 with a degree in Post Production Editing. I can not say enough great things about the professors at CSULB as a whole, but especially in the Film Department. I would highly recommend this school to anyone considering attending. Go Beach!

      • Testimony
        2007-2011, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

        Great experience!

        I got my B.S. in Criminal Justice here in 2011. It was a great experience with great professors. I would recommend it to anyone considering attending!