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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    Abstract Preventing Fraud in Public Sector Organizations By Maya Nichelle Douglas Master of Public Administration, Public Sector Management and Leadership The purpose of this research is to identify the loopholes ...
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    The emerging use of buckling-restrained braced frames (BRBFs) as a seismic force-resisting system and the threat of blast can be catastrophic as the effects can lead to loss of life and failure of the building. Buckling-restrained ...
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    Sixty percent of Americans borrow student loans in order to access higher education. More than $100 billion of student debt is delinquent or defaulted. The student-level impact is palpable as defaults results in life-altering ...
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    Lung cancer seems to be a common cause of death among people throughout the world. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause ...
  • Hamalian, Sarkis (California State University, Northridge, 2018-09-18)
    The cellular and molecular heterogeneity of solid tumors presents a significant hurdle in the effort to develop effective anti-cancer therapies. Since PEAK1 (Pseudopodium-Enriched Atypical Kinase One) is a cytoskeleton-associated ...