Under the direction of the vice president for academic affairs/provost, three undergraduate colleges and the School of Graduate Studies and Research comprise the academic division of the University. Each college and school is administered by an academic dean.
The School of Graduate Studies and Research offers more than 70 instructional programs from 17 of the University's academic departments. The school offers master's degrees, certification programs, and certificates in a variety of delivery modes, including face-to-face on-ground classroom delivery, asynchronous online delivery, and hybrid programs that mix on-ground and online modes.
Each program area is coordinated by a faculty member who is responsible for managing and overseeing the curriculum, academic standards, admissions requirements, candidacy, and graduation requirements. Together, the 24 current program coordinators have more than 225 years of experience in teaching, scholarship and service experience at California University of Pennsylvania.
The School of Graduate Studies and Research also manages California University's Global Online program. More than 30 of the school's graduate programs are delivered completely online in an asynchronous mode using learning management system instructional technology.