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Graduate Education

excellence Through Experience

With a reputation for high-quality academics, an emphasis on experiential learning and a focus on mentorship and professional development, Cal Poly is a great place to pursue your graduate education. 

real-world learning

Learn by Doing ensures that you will participate in hands-on learning while earning your graduate degree. Our classes are small and our professors are enthusiastic to work with you on real-world projects that evolve your critical thinking skills and contribute to your personal and professional development. Graduate assistant and teaching associate opportunities are also available. 

Learn by Doing

Student working with equipment.

opportunities for Research

Research helps you expand your technical skills and stay on top of — and even define — the latest developments in your field of study. It allows you to specialize in your interest area and is often compatible with personal and career goals. Opportunities are also available to serve as research assistants. 


biomedical engineering students conducting research

Featured Programs

Blended Programs

Cal Poly offers several blended programs (often referred to as 4+1 programs) that provide an accelerated route to a graduate degree by allowing you to obtain your bachelor's and master's degrees at the same time.

Individual programs determine their own criteria for admission, so check with the program for more information. 

aLL available graduate And Credential Programs

We have over 35 Master’s degree programs, teaching credential programs and blended degree programs allowing you to earn both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the same time. Professional and Graduate Certificate programs are also available.

Graduate Programs

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Credential Programs