Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs) (2011-)



This collection houses the Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations authored by CSUN's graduate students since 2011, when the first theses were submitted electronically as part of the CSUN ETDs mandate. The mandate, which took effect officially in the Spring 2012 semester, requires that all CSUN theses and dissertations be submitted to ScholarWorks. For digitized versions of print theses, please see the Legacy Open Access ETDs collection and the Legacy Partial Access ETDs collection (1957-2010).

Theses and Dissertations are also housed in each discipline's departmental communities.


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Recent Submissions

  • Bargmann, Devon (California State University, Northridge, 2015-11-05)
    Stress is an emotion, a feeling that is felt by many, but dealt with by few. Graduate students learn quickly that with another degree comes hard work. The struggles graduate students face while going to school varies from ...
  • Lipman, Sivan (California State University, Northridge, 2015-10-27)
    The purpose of this study is to examine the processes that help develop psychosocial skills for college readiness. Psychosocial skills are defined as: intrinsic motivation, non-cognitive skills, and resiliency. The ...
  • Lopez, Mark (California State University, Northridge, 2015-10-27)
    There is a large body of literature that attributes the formation of “Environmental Justice” to the legacy of the Environmental Movement. This project examines the formation of the Environmental Movement, places it within ...
  • Sausner, Joshua (California State University, Northridge, 2015-10-23)
    For closely related species, differences in morphology can provide insight as to the evolutionary history of a taxonomic group, as well as mechanisms for ecological segregation. Storm-petrels are among the smallest seabirds ...
  • Nguyen, Truong (California State University, Northridge, 2015-10-13)
    Gas flows in hyper-sonic air breathing engines and rocket thrusters and flows of particles into vacuum contain regions where the distribution of particle velocities deviates significantly from the Maxwellian distribution. ...