California State University Northridge Online is located in Los Angeles, California, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Given its home in a bustling, dynamic city, the school’s campus is vibrant and diverse which extends to the California State University, Northridge online classroom.
CSUN online programs are primarily offered at the master’s degree level. However, students can pursue doctorate degrees through a blend of online and on-campus programming.
In fall 2016, Cal State University Northridge employed 925 full-time instructors and 1,180 part-time instructors. In total that semester, the school utilized 219 graduate assistants, all of whom assisted professors and instructors with instruction. The student to faculty ratio that same semester was 26 to 1.i
In fall 208, the Cal State Northridge acceptance rate was 48 percent which U.S. News ranks “less selective.”ii
California State Northridge serves a large population of immigrant students. As such, it pays close attention to the needs of “Dreamers” and helps ensure they have the support they need to attend college successfully. Through the school, students can gain access to the California Dream Act application (and support in submitting it), plus guidance in secure financial and social resources for attending college.iii
In fall 2016, nine percent of CSUN Northridge’s students were what the National Center for Education Statistics called “Non-resident Alien.” Forty-six percent were Hispanic/Latino and 11 percent were Asian. CSUN Northridge values its potentially immigrant/descendent of immigrant community and demonstrates such through support services and policy.iii
Cal State Northridge graduate programs ask students to meet both University and individual departments’ eligibility requirements for admission. The University requirements for admissions are as follows:vi
At the department level, admissions requirements are as follows:vi
To apply to doctorate programs, graduate applicants must first apply to and be accepted into an individual program. Once they have been accepted into the program, they can apply to the university for admission.vi
Cal State Northridge admissions charges applicants $55 to apply to graduate programs.vi
Cal State University Northridge online offers numerous graduate programs:vii
To study CSUN speech pathology online, there are two options: The Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology; and the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Fieldwork Experience, Certificate of Advanced Professional Development.vii
In fall 2016, two percent of Cal State Northridge’s 4,160 graduate students were enrolled entirely in online programming, while 12 percent were enrolled in at least some online education. Eighty-six percent of graduate students attended classes entirely on the Cal State Northridge campus.vii
CSUN online master’s degree programs and doctorate programs cost the same as on-campus ones and may or may not include additional technology fees (depending on the program). See tuition costs for CSUN students below.vii
While you may not be able to study Cal State Northridge speech pathology online, you may be able to do so through a hybrid program. If you want to study CSUN speech pathology online, explore the program for online options.
Similarly, CSU Northridge Nursing programs may be available in hybrid formats. Explore the Cal State Northridge Nursing program for online options.
Cal State Northridge conferred 7,714 bachelor’s degrees, 1,962 master’s degrees, and 49 doctorate degrees during the 2015-2016 school year.
For graduate students earning master’s degrees, the most popular majors were as follows:i
The next most popular majors were in General Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and various areas of the visual and performance arts.i
For graduate students earning doctorate degrees that year, Physical Therapy and Educational Leadership and Administration were the most popular majors.i
California State University Northridge tuition varies by program and program level.
For most master’s degree level programs, tuition costs in-state students $4,161 to take seven or more units during the 2018-2019 school year.
Out-of-state students paid an additional $396 per unit. Books and supplies for these groups of students cost an estimated additional $1,001 per semester.iv
That same year, graduate-level business and professional programs cost in-state students $6,591 for nine units per semester, while out-of-state students paid an additional $396 per unit. For this group of students, books and supplies cost an additional estimated $1,001 per semester.iv
To earn a doctorate degree in education, students paid $6,492 per semester for an undisclosed number of units. Out-of-state students may have to pay an additional amount. This group too, paid an estimated additional $1,001 for books and supplies each semester.iv
To earn a doctorate degree in physical therapy, students paid $9,171 per semester for an undisclosed number of units. Out-of-state students may have to pay an additional amount per unit. Books and supplies cost this group of students an additional $1,001 per semester.iv
California State University Northridge fees for international students vary by program and may or may not exist.
Many students at California State University, Northridge will be eligible to apply for federal student loans and grants and institutional and other scholarships. They may also be eligible for work study and paid/work-study assistantships.
As is the case with tuition at many colleges across the board, CSU Northridge tuition will likely rise each year.
In fall 2016, Cal State Northridge had 39,916 total students. 4,160 of those students were enrolled in graduate programs, and the large majority—35,756 students—were enrolled in undergraduate programs.i
Fifty-two percent of graduate students at Cal State Northridge attended classes full-time that same semester. Forty-eight percent attended classes part-time.i
Cal State Northridge has institutional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College, and University Commission.i
It has additional specialized accreditation from 6 agencies:
CSU Northridge has additional specialized accreditation for other academic programs. If the subject you intend to study requires specialized accreditation, check with a program director for the program’s status.
U.S. News gave a California State University Northridge ranking of #73 (tie) in Regional Universities West. From the same source, the school received ranks of:v
Cal State Northridge’s graduate-level Physical Therapy program ranked:v
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i nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110608 | ii usnews.com/best-colleges/csun-1153/applying | iii csun.edu/financialaid/california-dream-act | iv csun.edu/financialaid/2018-2019-fall-and-spring-cost-attendance | v usnews.com/best-colleges/csun-1153 | vi csun.edu/admissions-records/apply-graduate-student | vii tsengcollege.csun.edu/programs/online
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