The California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master's candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The groups include low-income and first-generation college students and especially African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian American women, and Asian American men in the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.

Each California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master's students. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. degrees are welcome to participate in the recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other planned activities. Note that these events are for all disciplines except programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science, and law, all of which have their own recruiting networks.

Fall 2017 Sponsors

We are thrilled to have committed institutions of higher education as sponsors of the California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education.  To learn more about these institutions and their exciting opportunities, please click on the banners below.




SIT Graduate Institute



Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Upcoming Forums

UC Merced
April 8, 2017

CSU Channel Islands
November 4, 2017

University of the Pacific
April 21, 2018

CSU Dominguez Hills
Fall 2018

Contact Us

Christopher P. Murphy
Chair, Southern Planning Committee

Jeannine Slater
Chair, Northern Planning Committee

Maridith Janssen
California State University Representative

Kimberly Adkinson
University of California Representative

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