Why Stan State?

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At Stan State, you will engage in an advanced, professional and scholarly degree program that will equip you with the knowledge needed to establish a solid future and succeed in your career. Our experienced and caring faculty take pride in the success of our students. Our alumni work in companies and organizations in the Central Valley, California, and around the globe, including E & J Gallo Winery, Kaiser Permanente, Amazon, Sutter Health, Foster Farms and Hilmar Cheese Co.

We are proud to serve a diverse student body of more than 10,500 at two locations in the Central Valley in Turlock and the Stockton Campus. Widely recognized for its dedicated faculty and high-quality academic programs, the University offers 14 master’s degree programs with several concentrations and forms of delivery and a doctorate in educational leadership.

Why Earn a Graduate Degree?

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Are you ready to advance your career, pursue your passion, and gain expertise in a field of study you love? Earning a graduate degree may be a personal goal, a requirement to earn a promotion or a path to transitioning to a new field. Indeed, the benefits of earning a graduate are numerous.

While a bachelor’s degree may have been the only credential needed to ensure a secure job, in today’s competitive workplace you often need a more advanced degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that from 2016 - 2026 occupations that typically require a master’s degree to entry are projected to grow the fastest at almost 17%.

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A Graduate Education

Worth Your Investment.

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Earning a graduate degree is an investment in yourself. It’s also an investment in your community. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who hold a master’s degree qualify for higher-paying jobs and earn more than those who hold a bachelor’s degree.

The U.S. Census Bureau notes that adults with a graduate degree tend to earn approximately 15% more per year than those who hold a bachelor’s degree. A graduate degree can also help you be more competitive in the job market.

Pursuing a graduate degree can help you make a career change, become more competitive in the job market, and can grow or sharpen your skills. Is it time for you to achieve your goal?

Learn more about the different programs offered.

Updated: January 08, 2024