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Welcome to the Home Page for the Dean of Graduate Studies

The Office of Academic Programs coordinates the university-wide policies and procedures applicable to current graduate students. Policies and procedures specific to a single program or school are handled by the program coordinator or school dean. Use the links at the left to find university-wide policies and procedures, including:
  • Administration of the Graduate Equity Fellowship
  • The Graduate Writing Requirement (GWAR) that must be met by all graduate students
  • Requirements of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that must be met by all students doing animal or human subjects research, which may include poling and access to data
  • Thesis requirements

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Education Building, Room 242
Phone: (661) 654-3420
Fax: (661) 654-6911

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Academic Programs

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy - 11 EDUC
Education Building Room 242
Bakersfield, Ca 93311


Carl Kemnitz
Associate Vice President
Phone: (661) 654-3420


Vandana Kohli
Associate Dean
Phone: (661) 654-2794
E-mail: vkohli@csub.edu