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

  • Chavarin, Frank (California State University, Northridge, 2018-07-13)
    Buckling -restrained braced frames are being used around the world to resist lateral loads on structures. They are used due to their high ductility after yielding and the ability to absorb energy. This paper focuses on ...
  • Look, Thomas (California State University, Northridge, 2018-07-12)
    The study of many-body localization (MBL) helps address questions at the very foundation of quantum statistical mechanics—chiefly, can an isolated quantum system serve as a thermal bath for its own subsystems? We study the ...
  • Mireles-Toumayan, Guadalupe (California State University, Northridge, 2018-07-12)
    Abstract A Qualitative Study of Teachers’ Experiences with Latino parents By Guadalupe Mireles-Toumayan Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership This dissertation study relies on teachers’ voices to examine ...
  • Priore, David (California State University, Northridge, 2018-07-09)
    Throughout much of music history, it was common for percussionists to specialize in one or two genres of music performance due to restrictions such as cultural relevance, geography, and the desire for simplicity. In today’s ...
  • Aparicio, Graciela (California State University, Northridge, 2018-07-03)
    The purpose of this project is to create a 3-week-long summer program to address the transition to high school with ninth grade students and their parents. Ninth grade is an extreme predictor of high school graduation. ...