Graduate Education

Welcome to Cal Poly Graduate Education


We support students to achieve excellence in both practice-oriented and research-based professional graduate programs that develop the advanced knowledge and leadership skills necessary to contribute to and prosper in an increasingly competitive global context. We work to inspire students to innovate and excel in their educational and professional career objectives.

Cal Poly Graduate Education strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment that values, respects, and empowers all of our graduate students, faculty, and staff. We commit to our collective and individual responsibility to create communities that are just, equitable, and promote human dignity. It is through embracing and celebrating our diverse communities, backgrounds, and goals that we can build a campus, region, California, and world where everyone can thrive.

Important Dates, Deadlines and Events

Featured Events

4/13

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://who.zoom.us/j/93939849387
Passcode: besafe-22

The guest speaker is Katherine DeLand, Senior Health Advisor for Dr David Nabarro, WHO Special Envoy for COVID-19, and founder of DeLand Associates. The conversation will be moderated by Cynthia Diaz, ASI Secretary of Health and Wellbeing & Alyssa Liu, SWE & IEEE President.

Email research@calpoly.edu with any questions or to access a recording of the session.

08/16

2021 New Graduate Student Registration Opens (State-Support Programs)

09/27

Virtual Graduate Student Panel

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please email grad@calpoly.edu if interested in attending this event.

10/08

Fall Quarter Graduate Student Picnic

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dexter Lawn

Please email grad@calpoly.edu if interested in attending this event.

12/13

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Business Analytics Info Sessions

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

12/13

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Quantitative Economics Virtual Info Session

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

12/14

Orfalea College of Business: MBA Info Sessions

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

01/06

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Business Analytics Info Sessions

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Room 03-205
Pizza will be served

View OCOB Events Page

01/11

Orfalea College of Business: MBA Info Sessions

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Room 03-204
Pizza will be served

View OCOB Events Page

01/17

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Quantitative Economics Virtual Info Session

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

01/25

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Business Analytics Info Sessions

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

01/31

Cal Poly MA in Educational Leadership & Administration Program 2022-2023 Virtual Info Session

Monday, January 31, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

View Educational Leadership & Administration

Register for Educational Leadership & Administration Program 2022-2023 Virtual Info Session.

02/17

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Business Analytics Info Sessions

11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

02/21

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Quantitative Economics Virtual Info Session

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

02/25

Orfalea College of Business: 5th Annual Cal Poly Analytics Forum

This on-campus event will bring together Cal Poly professors and students with industry leaders from companies such as Oracle, AT&T, and Slalom to discuss analytics trends, practical applications, the field as a profession, and its place in the future of business.

The event is hosted by the Cal Poly MS in Business Analytics program, which is a comprehensive sequence that offers students an accelerated opportunity to advance their professional careers in the fast-growing data analytics field.

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Register for the Cal Poly Analytics Forum

View Event Page for more information including an agenda and bios of our panelists and presenters.

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu with any questions.

03/03

Orfalea College of Business: MS in Business Analytics Info Sessions

11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

View OCOB Events Page

Email gradbusiness@calpoly.edu to Register and get Zoom link.

03/03

Cal Poly MA in Educational Leadership & Administration Program 2022-2023 Virtual Info Session

Wednesday, March 3, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

View Educational Leadership & Administration

Register for Educational Leadership & Administration Program 2022-2023 Virtual Info Session.

03/08

Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan: A dialogue for engagement and understanding of women’s lives (at risk)

Tuesday, March 8, 5:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Maliha Zulfacar, Ph.D.

Moderator: Dawn Neill, Ph.D. 

Register for the 'Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan' dialogue


 

01/31

GSA Coffee Conversations

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

01/31

GSA Graduate Student Representative (GSR) Information Session

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

02/05

GSA Graduate Student Representative (GSR) Information Session

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

02/11

GSA Graduate Student Representative (GSR) Information Session

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

02/14

GSA Coffee Conversations: Valentine's Day theme

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

02/28

GSA Coffee Conversations

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

04/21

Graduate Student Support Group (Virtual)

This weekly group is a space for graduate students to connect, share and learn from other students going through similar circumstances. Graduate students can discuss a wide range of topics, some of which might include academics, stress management, relationships, career, cultural concerns, and coping.

Thursdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Meeting ID: 875 9070 8192


Ongoing Events

Orfalea College of Business Events

View OCOB Events Page

CAFES Research Seminar Series

Zoom Meeting ID: 892 1591 0607
In Person: Bldg. 10, Rm 100

View CAFES Events Page

4/15

"Forest as a Natural Climate Solution - Trends in the Forest Carbon Offset Market in the United States," Lilli Karrakka, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

4/22

"Leveraging SNAP to Improve Food Security, Health and Academic Outcomes in Higher Education," Aydin Nazmi, Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

4/29

"Exploring Broiler Chicken Welfare in Conventional Markets," Katy Tarrant, Associate Professor, Animal Science and Agricultural Education, Fresno State, CA

*5/6

"Evolution in Biological Control," Marianna Szucs, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University

*5/13

"Managing Spotted-Wing Drosophila on Fruit Wastes," Matt Grieshop, Director, Grimm Center for Organic Production and Research, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

5/20

"Breeding Lettuce for Improved Water and Nitrogen Use Efficiency," David Still, Professor, Plant Science, Executive Director of the ARI, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA

5/27

"Tales from the Trenches of the Trade War: How to Turn Win-Win into Lose Lose," Bryan Lohmar, Agribusiness, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

6/3

"Artificial Intelligence and Agriculture at Cal Poly," Franz Kurfess, Professor Computer Science and Software Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA


* Zoom only

graduating student smiling

Graduate Recognition

Graduate Education acknowledges and congratulates our award winning graduate students, outstanding graduates, their achievements and academic excellence.

Graduate Recognition

All Graduate Degree Programs