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Spring 2023 Virtual Graduate School Fair

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The California State University, East Bay, Office of Academic Programs and Services invites interested participants to our Spring 2023 Virtual Graduate School Fair.

Cal State East Bay offers over fifty professional and research graduate programs. Learn more about the programs and talk to the Graduate Coordinators of the individual programs.

On the day of the fair, you may join Zoom meetings to talk to representatives from each program.

Please follow the link below to visit our Graduate School Fair website and to register for the event:

Graduate School Fair Website

On the day of the fair, you may join Zoom meetings to talk to representatives from each program. 

If you are new to Zoom, please click here for instructions on joining a Zoom meeting.

If you have questions about the Graduate School Fair or graduate programs in general, please contact the CSUEB Office of Graduate Studies at gradstudies@csueastbay.edu/

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Grad Slam 2023

Grad Slam Graduate Research Presentation Competition

Cal State East Bay Grad Slam 2023

The event will take place in-person on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 in the University Union MPR room - 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Applications are Open!

Now accepting applications for Grad Slam.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.

Please see this link for eligiibility and application.   Grad Slam 2023

CSU STEM-NET Research Talks

CSU STEM-NET sponsors online research talks by STEM faculty throughout the system.  There are typically 3-4 talks per semester from a wide range of STEM disciplines.

You can see a schedule of events and register to view the talks here:


​​STEM-NET is a multi-campus collaboration, or affinity group, working with all 23 CSU campuses and areas of STEM research and education.

STEM-NET connects and strengthens faculty research and educational collaborations across the CSU system and across disciplines. It expands opportunities for active learning, innovative pedagogy, and supports CSU faculty in developing grant proposals with potential for scaling and sustainability with high impact and fundability.

College of Business and Economics Information Sessions

The College of Business and Economics regularly offers information sessions describing their graduate programs.   You may meet with program directors and learn more about how a Cal State East Bay graduate degree can enhance your career.  Information Sessions are held virtually via Zoom

More information is available on the CBE website here:  https://www.csueastbay.edu/cbegrad/events.html

Master of Social Work Information Sessions

The Social Work Department warmly invites and encourages prospective applicants to attend one of our Fall 2021 information sessions to learn more about our program. Here is the list of information sessions for prospective students applying for Fall 2022 admission.


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Fall 2022 Graduate School Fair

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The California State University, East Bay, Office of Academic Programs and Services invites interested participants to our Fall 2022 Graduate School Fair.

Representatives from over 50 graduate programs from Cal State East Bay, and a selection of CSUs, UCs, and private universities will be available to answer questions about their graduate programs, admission requirements, and more. A list of participating programs is available below.

The event will be held in-person in UU MPR.

Please pre-register for the event on Handshake.   The Handshake link is: CSUEB Graduate School Fair

If you have questions about the Graduate School Fair or graduate programs in general, please contact the CSUEB Office of Graduate Studies at gradstudies@csueastbay.edu

AACE will also be holding another version of their Graduate School Survival Guide, a set of sessions to help you learn about graduate school.   There will be sessions with Graduate Studies, Admissions, and Financial Aid.  The workshops will be held on Tuesday, October 25th via Zoom to help you prepare for the Graduate School Fair.  

Registration will be via Handshake.
  1. 10:15am - 11:15am PDT: Graduate School Workshop: What is Graduate Studies?
  2. 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT: Graduate School Workshop: Admission Process
  3. 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT: Graduate School Workshop: Financial Aid Process
Please see the AACE website for more information: https://www.csueastbay.edu/aace/
List of Participating Programs

Graduate Fair Resources

Our next Graduate School Fair will be held in Fall 2022.   In the meantime, please see the resources below to learn about CSUEB Graduate Programs, Graduate School Admissions, Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid, and Graduate Admissions Tests.

Presentations from the Fall 2021 Graduate School Fair

Is Graduate School Right for you? (video)

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid (slides)

Presentations from the Spring 2020 Pathway to Graduate School Event

Cal State Apply - Graduate Applications (slides)

The Right Essay (slides)

GRE and GMAT Preparation (slides)

Fall 2022 Graduate Student Orientation

All new graduate students,

Please join us for a virtual graduate student orientation on Thursday, August 11th from 10-11 am.    You may register for the orientation through MyCSUEB.   More details are available here: https://www.csueastbay.edu/orientation/index.html


Description of sessions

Graduate School Survival Guide: Spring 22 Edition

For clickable links to Zoom sessions, see this page: Graduate School Survival Guide.
S22 Orientation

You are invited! Spring 2022 Graduate Student Orientation and Mixer

Hello Spring Grad Student Pioneers!
We hope you are well and looking forward to a restful holiday week. We are reaching out to invite you to our Spring Orientation and Mixer for new incoming Graduate Students! This will be the an opportunity to learn the basics of Cal State East Bay, meet important staff and most importantly meet other grad students just like you! Start your pioneer journey off right with the biggest networking opportunity of the season.
The Graduate Student Spring Orientation and Mixer takes place on Friday December 3rd, 2021 from 7pm-8pm.
The mixer will take place via zoom and feature, presentations, guest speakers and open mixer/ Q&A. You will also get information on upcoming orientation events.
Please see the information below for how to register and we can't wait to meet you! See you soon!
Hi there,
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Dec 3, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Graduate Student Orientation and Mixer
Register in advance for this webinar:
Or an H.323/SIP room system:
  H.323: (US West) (US East) (India Mumbai) (India Hyderabad) (Amsterdam Netherlands) (Germany) (Australia Sydney) (Australia Melbourne) (Singapore) (Brazil) (Mexico) (Canada Toronto) (Canada Vancouver) (Japan Tokyo) (Japan Osaka)
  Meeting ID: 812 0584 1481
  SIP: 81205841481@zoomcrc.com
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Thank You,
Orientation Programs
Any questions? - Email us at orientation@csueastbay.edu
If you missed the orientation, please see the recording here:

GEF/Pre-Doc/CDIP Information Sessions

Are you considering pursuing a Ph.D. after completing your bachelor’s degree? The CSU funds three programs, described below. 

The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs at Cal State East Bay, encourages continuation towards doctoral programs, and promotes consideration of university faculty careers.  Applicants must be admitted to a state-supported CSUEB Master's program as a classified or conditionally classified student, have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or greater, a graduate GPA of 3.25 or greater, show financial need, and enroll in 8 units or more per semester during academic year 2021-2022.  Additional requirements apply.  Successful applicants receive grants ranging from $500 up to $2000 per year.  The application deadline is May 1st, 2022.

Students selected for the California Pre-Doctoral Program receive $3,000 to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral studies through faculty mentoring, scholarly research opportunities, travel to visit doctoral-granting institutions, membership in professional associations, and attendance at professional conferences, and also funds a summer research experience at a doctoral-granting institution. Undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply. However, you must be enrolled at CSUEB in Spring 2022, and also be enrolled for at least one semester of the academic year 2022-2023.  The application deadline is February 1st, 2022.

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans of up to $30,000 to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree. The loans are forgivable for students who return to teach in the CSU after receiving their doctoral degree.  The application deadline is February 1st, 2022.

All three programs are designed to increase the diversity of persons qualified to fill instructional faculty positions in the CSU.  To learn more, please attend one of our information sessions, which will be held virtually via Zoom on:

Thursday, November 4th, 2021, from 12:15-1:45 PM  (https://csueb.zoom.us/j/83007808057?pwd=RTRlTXNQS0dJZzZSZ3lUUmdDRFBwUT09)

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, from 3:30-5:00 PM (https://csueb.zoom.us/j/89927078317?pwd=S3RnSXVKRjJyYVRDZ0ZyMWRiNWlpdz09)

More information about the programs is also available at https://www.csueastbay.edu/graduate-studies/graduate-opportunities.html