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California State University San Marcos

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (4)
Medicine & Health (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



Founded in 1989, California State University San Marcos is a new kind of university — the 20th campus to be established in the 23-campus CSU system.


We offer a variety of options to our employers. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and willingness to work with each individual organization to help meet their needs. To utilize our comprehensive online job listing and recruiting service, simply log onto CougarJOBS using your email address in the employer log-in section.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

  • ACE Scholars Services
  • Center for Children and Families (Child Care)
  • Civility Campaign
  • Community Service Learning
  • Cougar Chronicle: Student Newspaper
  • Dean of Students
  • Dining Services
  • Disabled Student Services
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • First Year Students
  • Off-campus Housing
  • Language Learning Center
  • Math Lab
  • News & Calendars
  • Parking & Commuter Services
  • Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS)
  • Readiness and Sucess Services
  • Recycling & Sustainability
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Life & Leadership
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Outreach And Referral (SOAR)
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • University Ombuds
  • Veterans Services
  • Writing Center

Housing services

With studies that show students who live on campus graduate sooner and succeed academically at higher rates than students who live off-campus, all students are encouraged to live in Student Housing for at least two years.

Library services

Initiatives and Special Collections

  • CSUSM Library Award for Undergraduate Research
  • CSUSM Scholarworks
  • Common Read: I Am Malala
  • Context Spring 2016 Exhibit
  • Media Library
  • Hansen Curriculum Room
  • Barahona Collection
  • Juvenile Search
  • Archives

ICT services

The PeopleSoft Faculty Center is the central online location for accessing course management information and where all of your HR information is stored.

There are 2 main functions of PeopleSoft; 1) an HR function where you can view and update all of your HR information, and 2) course/student management information to include.

Medical services

Welcome to Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS), we acknowledge that wellness is essential to academic success. We are committed to recognizing the health needs of our diverse student population and promoting the social, emotional, and physical well being of our students so that they may achieve their academic goals.

Student Life

Campus life

California State University San Marcos is a small, friendly campus located in a safe, suburban city surrounded by rolling hills and scenic views. The campus has many facilities available to students, including a modern library, computer rooms, a language laboratory, a dining hall, and a student health center.

Sports facilities

  • CSUSM Baseball Field opened on January 28, 2011 following six months of construction. Cougar Baseball played its first true home game in front of over 1,000 fans, with the team utlizing a three-run ninth inning to defeat Vanguard University 8-7.
  • The CSUSM Softball Field has been the home of the Cougars since January 30, 2010. CSUSM downed Redlands in both games of CSUSM Softball Field's debut.

Student clubs

One of the best ways for international students to expand their social contacts and circle of friends is to join one of the more than 80 student clubs at CSUSM, including the International Club. Campus life includes intramural sports, musical performances, dances, lectures and special events sponsored by Associated Students.


  • CSUSM is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Student Reviews

California State University of San Marcos Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience at California State University of San Marcos was overall satisfactory. In attendance of the University for five years, I was able to experience on campus living as well as the study abroad program offered. As shown in my grades, I enjoyed and excelled all five years of University. In addition, I was also involved in social clubs otherwise known as a...

San Marcos, California, United States

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