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California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, California, United States
Building on an innovative 28-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues.

Master's Programmes

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



Building on an innovative 28-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues.


California State University San Marcos will become a distinctive public university known for academic excellence, service to the community, and innovation in higher education. In its teaching and student services, CSUSM will combine the academic strengths of a large university with the personal interaction characteristic of smaller institutions. Students will select from a growing array of specialized programs responsive to state and regional needs. Our curriculum will emphasize a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while it provides the knowledge, skills, competencies and experiences needed in a global society experiencing accelerated technological, social, and environmental change.


California State University San Marcos focuses on the student as an active participant in the learning process. As a Carnegie classified "community engaged" university, CSUSM students work closely with a faculty whose commitment to sustained excellence in teaching, research, and community partnership enhances student learning. 

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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

California State University San Marcos Temecula Campus is dedicated to expanding access to higher education in the Southwest Riverside County. With the help of the local municipalities, we have been able to graduate over 1000 alumni from our programs at our campus. We offer bachelor's degrees in business administration, criminology justice studies, and kinesiology. Additionally, we have a second bachelor's of nursing degree. These programs have been developed to support the local economy and regional needs.

Library services

The CSUSM University Library will be an innovative leader in the CSU system. We will accomplish this by inspiring learners, stimulating curiosity, and promoting intellectual exchange and diverse perspectives for all.

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

CSUSM Temecula has at its core the same values that guide Cal State San Marcos:

  • Intellectual Engagement: learning, teaching, discovery, and application of knowledge
  • Community: shared commitments to service, teamwork, and partnership
  • Integrity: respect, honesty, trust, fairness, academic freedom and responsibility
  • Innovation: creativity, openness to change, flexibility, responsiveness, and future focus
  • Inclusiveness: individual and cultural diversity, and multiple perspectives

Sports facilities

Sport Clubs

  • Club Baseball
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Soccer Club
  • Powerlifting
  • Surf Team
  • Swim Club
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Soccer Club
  • Women's Volleyball

Student clubs

Cal State San Marcos is home to over 100 student organizations, each with a unique purpose. With so many different options available, there is literally something for everyone!

Fraternities & Sororities:

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Pi Sigma 
  • Alpha Psi Rho
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha
  • Greek Leadership Council
  • InterFraternity Council
  • Kappa Sigma 
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Nu Alpha Kappa
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. 


CSUSM enrollment is over 17,000 and the university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Student Reviews

Team and practical abilities learned
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good university to learn Economics in the American perspective. Important part of the classes consists in a flipped classroom. Group and presentation projects that require long and deep researches.

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...

The review Lacks Options
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I actually only took one course here. It was non credit

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