California State University San Marcos - Master's Degree

California State University San Marcos is a higher education institution from San Marcos, California that offers baccalaureate majors and minors, as well as master's degree programs across 4 colleges. California State University San Marcos is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Average Tuition USD 35,687
  • Acceptance Rate 62%
  • Students 12,154
  • International Students 2.3%
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

Established in 1989, California State University San Marcos was the 20th campus in the CSU system and the first comprehensive university to be founded in two decades. At its early beginnings, it admitted just a little less than 500 students in its former site in Los Vallecitos Blvd.

California State University San Marcos 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. Today, California State University San Marcos' hillside campus in Twin Oaks Valley encompasses 304 acres of land overlooking the city of San Marcos and houses its 4 colleges through which it offers 68 bachelor's program majors and minors, as well as 11 master's degree programs in areas of humanities, arts, behavioral and social sciences, business administration, education, health and human services, science and mathematics. At present, it enrolls over 14,000 students, about 340 of whom are international or exchange students coming from countries such as China, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Korean, and India.

Master Programs

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Biology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Cyber Security

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Education

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    English Literature

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Finance

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Health Administration

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    History

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Information Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee
  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Languages

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Marketing

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Nursing

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Psychology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Public Health

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Social Work

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Sociology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Supply Chain Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

See more programs

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking N/A

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Minimum SAT 850
  • Minimum ACT 15
  • Average SAT Score 955

Accreditations

    School Locations

    Other Information

    Established in 1989

    Other

    California State University San Marcos was ranked #13 nationally for preparing students for career success relative to costs.

    Explore Careers of Alumni

    Where they work

      What do they do

        The Location

        333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

        Popular venues

          Social Media Feed

          Student Reviews

          There are no reviews for California State University San Marcos yet,
          be the first one to review.

          • Testimony
            2014-2018, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Personable Faculty, Comfortable campus atmosphere.

            Professors are reachable people, very helpful in attaining your goals. CSUSM is an easily accessible campus and it has a relaxed atmosphere for study time on the Commons.

          • Testimony
            2002-2007, Bachelor of Arts

            Learn How--Not What--to Think

            With the most favorable computer/student ratio of all the CSUs and some of the most contemporary and seasoned faculty available, CSU San Marcos offers an educational community to students that is relevant, modern, and innovative. Any student graduating from CSU San Marcos isn't just exceedingly prepared for the world ahead with a world class education, they are nurtured and inspired to explore with equal fervency their own ideas and contributions.

          • Testimony
            1998-2001, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            I received a great education at CSUSM!

            The class size was small and their science program was tough without trying to weed everyone out. All of my Professors knew my name.