California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills

The mission of California State University, Dominguez Hills is to provide education, scholarship, and service that are both accessible and transformative. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.
  • Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.
  • Sustainable environmental, social, and economic practices are a way of life.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



California State University, Dominguez Hills was founded in 1960; however, the campus sits on land that has a long and rich history. The university's 346 acres were once a section of the first private land grant in Southern California—the Rancho San Pedro. Juan José Dominguez (1736-1809), a Spanish soldier, received the original grant of 75,000 acres in 1784 from King Carlos III of Spain. 


  • CSU Dominguez Hills was ranked 32nd on the magazine's list of "Top Public Schools" among Western Regional Universities.
  • The magazine listed CSUDH as the 88th-best overall university in the Western Region.
  • In CSUDH was named one of the "Top 100 Most Ethnically Diverse Universities in the West."
  • CSUDH's Nursing master’s degree programs were listed among the best graduate programs in the magazine's "Best Grad Schools." 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The Office of Student Life enhances student academic achievement, career competencies, and sense of belonging through programs, resources, student organizations, leadership programs, and annual events. 

Housing services

Housing is opening in a limited capacity this fall and we currently have no spaces available. Any applicant not offered Housing this fall may request to put their application on hold until Spring by sending an email to the University. In the meantime, we will provide updates as we know more regarding Spring occupancy. 

Library services

The University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources; user-centered services and learning experiences; and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, innovation, and the acquisition of information literacy skills.

Student Life

Campus life

Make the most of your campus experience and take advantage of the many ways to get involved, make connections, explore your interests, develop your skills and have a great time getting your education. Whether you're interested in championship Toro athletic teams, student-run clubs and organizations, our thriving Greek community, or community service opportunities — you’ll find countless ways to enjoy the vibrant campus life here at CSUDH.


California State University, Dominguez Hills, as a CSU campus, was first granted a two-year initial accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1964. Upon completion of the campus visit, CSUDH was fully accredited by the WASC Commission in 1968.

Carson, California, United States


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