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California State University Fresno

Clovis, California, United States
Fresno State will implement bold, focused strategies designed to maximize success for the diverse student body. In collaboration with the community partners, they will provide a transformative educational experience that prepares students to serve and to lead in the Central Valley, the state, and beyond while improving the overall graduation rate.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Agriculture & Forestry (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



California State University, Fresno was founded as Fresno State Normal School in 1911, became a teacher's college in 1921, and has offered advanced degrees since 1949. The university's popular nickname is "Fresno State." The mascot is the Bulldog.


Priority One: Enhance teaching and learning through best practices, innovative programs, and high-impact experiences that attract talented and diverse students and contribute to retention, extraordinary learning, the development of the whole student, and lifelong success.

Metrics: They measure progress and success by employing the metrics provided by the California State University Office of the Chancellor relevant to graduation rates, GPA, and retention. Additionally, student satisfaction measures are developed and assessed.


Opportunities for students promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments.

The Central California Research Symposium takes place every April at the University Business Center on the campus of California State University, Fresno. The Symposium serves as a forum to share recent research with community investigators in various fields, college students, and faculty as well as to encourage research activities in the Central Valley. All fields of research are considered for presentation to exchange further ideas among investigators and the general public.

The CSU Student Research Competition is hosted by a different CSU campus each year.


Career Development Center offers career fairs during the year to give students the opportunity to meet with multiple employers and discuss potential job opportunities within their organization.

You do not necessarily need to be searching for an internship or full-time job at the time of the fair to make attending a valuable experience. Career fairs are also great places to acquire information about the world of work and potential opportunities that will be available to you when you are ready. Making connections with employers early in your college career and keeping in touch with your network will make your future job search that much smoother. Also, talking to employers can help clarify for you what qualities they are looking for in applicants and can help you to develop those attributes throughout your time at Fresno State.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The International Student Services and Programs Office leads Fresno State’s efforts in recruiting international students and supporting them throughout their career at Fresno State by providing support with international admissions, transfer credit evaluation, immigration advising, advocacy, and programming support.

You are invited to explore their website and find useful information about applying to Fresno State, immigration regulations, services, and programs to help you succeed as a Fresno State student.

They hope International Student Services and Programs and Fresno State will become "your home away from home!"

Housing services

Experience living in a community of students who share the common goal of education. Meet a diverse group of residents, the majority of which are new to the Fresno area. Approximately 650 men and women are assigned to coed community style halls. Double occupancy rooms are located along a shared hallway in a traditional residence hall (limited singles available; no triples available). There are gender designated common bathrooms with private dressing/shower rooms on each wing.

Library services

The Henry Madden Library, along with the Graduate Net Initiative, is dedicated to supporting Graduate Students and their faculty. Each graduate program has its own subject librarian who is available in person, online through email, ZOOM, or other chat services. Other valuable services include: 

  • Research guides
  • Specialized graduate resources
  • EndNote workshops
  • Outside financial resources
  • Technology Lending Programs
  • Study Room Booking

ICT services

Technology Services provides administrative information services, core services, and desktop support services to the Fresno State campus community.

The department consists of a well trained team of individuals dedicated to providing effective technology and quality services and support that are integrated into the daily activities of the university community.

Medical services

California State University, Fresno offers a comprehensive package of health benefits including medical, dental, vision, flexible benefits programs and more.

  • Medical Insurance Plans/Tax Advantage Premium Plan (TAPP)
  • Dental Insurance Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexcash Program
  • Provider contact information
Flexible Spending Plans
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA)
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA)

Student Life

Campus life

Fresno State is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University, one of the largest systems of higher education in the world.

Fresno State's 388-acre main campus and its 1,011-acre University Farm are located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world, and Fresno is the fifth largest city in California. The university is within an hour's drive of many mountain and lake resorts and within a three- or four-hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Sports facilities

The purpose of the Club Sports Program is to develop a safe and fun environment that provides athletes with opportunities to have a competitive athletic experience at the collegiate level, develop a lifetime appreciation for sport and physical activity, and represent Fresno State at competitions across the nation.

The Fresno State Club Sports program is home to several National Championships, including the 2011 National Championship Bowling Team. If you are interested in joining a club or want more information, please feel free to email the Club President or contact the office.

Student clubs

The University Student Union, also referred to as the USU, is the central gathering place on campus and the home of the Student Involvement Center.

The programs and services located in the USU are for students to discover a myriad of opportunities to get involved, experience the diversity of our campus, and celebrate the distinction of student leadership at Fresno State.

Fresno State students, shared what they like about the USU:

A great place to socialize * Having a space to hang out

It's the central hub * The food * Many things to do

The computers and printers


The university is accredited by the California Board of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has 26 nationally accredited departmental programs, among the highest number within the CSU system.

Clovis, California, United States

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