California State University-Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747-0005

School Details

Founded in 1960, California State University Dominguez Hills is located on 346 acres in the Los Angeles area, on the original Spanish land grant, known as Rancho San Pedro. For seven generations, the Dominguez family owned the prodiverty until it was transferred to the state of California for construction of the university. Today, more than 14,000 students are enrolled at CSU Dominguez Hills, and facilities include the University Theater, Loker University Student Union, University Library, and the Home Depot Center that hosts athletic and other large events. California State University Dominguez Hills is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, various individual programs retain accreditation through agencies with programmatic specialization.

California State University Dominguez Hills maintains five colleges, including the:

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business Administration and Public Policy
  • College of Extended and International Education
  • College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies

The University awards more than 40 Bachelor’s degree programs and 21-plus undergraduate certificate programs. Students also have the option to pursue graduate degree programs, including 20-plus Master’s degree programs, along with a large number of credentialed programs and graduate and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Students can explore fields of study ranging from business and technology to programs in nursing and education.

In addition to on-campus programs, DonimguezOnline coordinates a distance learning campus supporting nine degrees and seven certificate programs. Furthermore, online programming includes general education classes, coursework for high school students, and self-paced and instructor-led professional programs. Students can access hundreds of courses via DHTV broadcasts and online streaming.

Online degree programs include:

  • M.A. Humanities External Degree
  • M.A. Negotiation, Conflict Resolution
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • M.S. Nursing
  • M.S. Quality Assurance
  • B.S. Applied Science
  • B.S. Nursing
  • B.S. Quality Assurance

Online degrees fit the unique needs of students. Programs like the M.A. Humanities External Degree allows students to individualize areas of study and set their own pace. The Business Administration program promotes learning via interactive lessons, videos, case studies, discussion boards, and conferencing - ideal for working professionals. And the Quality Assurance program combines online learning with on-site experiences to support careers in manufacturing.

Online certificate programs include:

  • Assistive Technology Certificate
  • Community College Teaching Certificate
  • Production / Inventory Control Certificate
  • Purchasing Certificate
  • Quality Certificate and ASQ Certification
  • Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate
  • Technical Writing Certificate

Certificate programs give professionals additional credentials. For example, the Community College Teaching Certificate enables the transition of graduate students desiring teaching careers at community colleges, and the Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate builds on the skill sets of coaches and fitness instructors.

Tuition for full-time California resident undergraduate students is $3,045 per semester, and $3,678 for in-state graduate students. Non-resident U.S. citizens pay an additional $372 per unit and foreign visa students pay an additional $372 per unit.

CSU Dominguez Hills provides a variety of options to make college accessible and affordable. Financial aid is supported through scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. CSU Dominguez Hills supports a vast number of institutional and departmental scholarships. In addition, students may be eligible for federal and state programs, including the:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Educational Opportunity Program Grant
  • TEACH Grant
  • Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Cal Grants
  • State University Grant
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans
  • Parent Loans
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness / Repayment Programs

Additionally, CSU Dominguez Hills participates as a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, supporting financial aid for veterans and military personnel. Qualifying students can also receive credit for prior military/civilian non-collegiate trainings and the university recognizes assessments, like CLEP and Advanced Placement. Furthermore, CSU Dominguez Hills partners with nearby community colleges to facilitate the college transfer process.


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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