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

  • Hojjat, Armin (California State University, Northridge, 2017-04-21)
    Cardiomyocytes (CM) are the major cardiac cell type. Even so, not much is known regarding the changes that occur during embryonic development as cardiac stem cells differentiate and proliferate to form an adult heart. In ...
  • Teelin Hoffman, Jaime (California State University, Northridge, 2017-03-30)
    Wildfires in California play an important role in many ecosystems; however, when frequency rises, they can have deleterious effects on native flora and fauna. For humans living in vulnerable areas, wildfire can threaten ...
  • Shen, Hsiao-Hsien (California State University, Northridge, 2017-03-17)
    This recital program was selected based on composers who have influenced me over many years. I would like to introduce and perform for the audience works by those composers I have admired since I was very young, and who ...
  • Bhupal, Pruthviraja (California State University, Northridge, 2017-03-09)
    The objective of this project is to design a cost effective Parking gate controller for a sliding gate. Atmel based microcontroller is used to control the whole operation. The parking gate controller system has to auto ...
  • Schiff, Hannah (California State University, Northridge, 2017-03-09)
    The following graduate project shows my research into taking my next steps into toward my goal of becoming a professional academic. The first stage consisted of personal and professional introspection. This self-examination ...