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California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) - San Luis Obispo
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  • Graduate School
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

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1 GRAND AVE.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93407
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At Cal Poly, you Learn by Doing – hands-on experience is the curriculum. Our classes and our approach will engage you, challenge you, help you grow, develop you as a leader, and prepare you for a career you will love. At Cal Poly, your most meaningful learning experiences will happen both in the classroom and beyond it.

If you are ready to solve global challenges and to be ready day one, you belong at Cal Poly. If you are seeking hands-on experiences with research and scholarship, direct engagement with communities, and opportunities to learn from award-winning scholars, you belong at Cal Poly.

We support students to achieve excellence in both practice-oriented and research-based professional graduate programs that develop the advanced knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to and prosper in an increasingly competitive global context. You belong at Cal Poly.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
No data available  
Deadline for International Students
No data available  
Application Fee
$70

Graduate Schools

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Connect with Faculty

Interested in learning more about how a Cal Poly Master’s Program can make you ready day one? Reach out to one of our graduate coordinators. These are the faculty members who lead our graduate programs and can answer questions about employment/opportunities, research specialties, admissions and just about anything else. Connect with your coordinator by clicking below.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
915
Part-Time Grad Students
252
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
83
Racial Diversity
  • White
    58.3%
  • Hispanic
    14.4%
  • Asian
    8.8%
  • Unknown
    8.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    4.6%
  • Multiracial
    4.5%
  • African American
    0.5%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Driven
    17%
  • Down-to-earth
    50%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Intellectual
    17%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 6 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    50%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    50%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
83%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 6 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 6 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    83%
  • More than $100,000
    17%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 6 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    17%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    17%
  • $125,000 - $150,000
    17%
  • Did not graduate yet
    50%
100%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 6 responses

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