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Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Requirements for International Graduate Students

You are considered a graduate & post-baccalaureate applicant if you are applying for a master's or doctorate degree, seeking credentials, or enrolling in graduate courses for personal or professional growth.

Foreign nationals who are not graduates of Cal Poly Pomona will be accepted as graduate students only if they hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada or have comparable academic credentials from a foreign country.

As an international applicant, you must:

  1. Meet all CSU eligibility requirements (listed below)
  2. Meet all testing requirements
  3. Obtain an F-1 visa
  4. Complete and submit the I-20 request form (PDF) along with bank statement, letter or financial guarantee.
  5. Submit proof of measles and rubella immunization
  6. Provide a copy of your passport (name & photo ID pages).

Minimum CSU Eligibility Requirements

You will be considered for graduate admission if:

  • you have completed an acceptable baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited or internationally recognized institution;
  • are in good academic standing at the last college of university attended;
  • have attained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted;
  • and satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate studies, which may include qualifying examinations.

Conditional Admission

Per CSU Admissions and SEVIS Policy, International students attending the University on a visa requiring issuance of an I-20 may not be conditionally admitted and must meet all requirements prior to gaining admission to the University.

Graduate Examinations

Some academic programs require graduate applicants to complete one or more of the following examinations to qualify for admission:

  • The General and/or Subject Test of the GRE
  • The GMAT is required for those who are applying to the Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Business Administration Programs
  • The Subject Test of the GRE in related subject matter
  • A locally developed qualification exam.

Admission decisions generally will depend upon test scores.  Click here to view required exams and desired scores. 

English Proficiency

Applicants with a bachelor's degree from a college or university where the principal language of instruction was NOT English, must take the TOEFL or IELTS exams and request official results IELTs to be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions and Outreach prior to admission. All scores submitted must have been earned within two years of the application date. Required scores are as follows:

Paper-based TOEFL 550
Internet-based TOEFL 80
Computer-based TOEFL 213
IELTS Band score varied by program

Some graduate programs have different score requirements.  Click TOEFL to view. 

Important Deadlines for Graduate Applicants

Please note:  Not all academic programs are open for each term.  Please review deadlines carefully for Fall 2016 Winter 2016, and Spring 2016 quarter application and document deadlines. 



Fall Quarter 2017

College of Agriculture

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Agriculture - Agricultural Science Option April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Food & Nutrition Science Option January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017
Master of Science in Agriculture - Irrigation Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Plant Science Option April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017

College of Business Administration

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Business Administration May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Science in Accountancy - Accelerated May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Science in Business Administration - Information Systems Auditing Option May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017

College of Education & Integrative Studies

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction Option May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Leadership Option May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Multimedia Option May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Arts in Education - Special Education Option May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
All Credential Programs May 31, 2017 September 1, 2017

College of Engineering

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Civil Engineering April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Engineering - Aerospace Emphasis April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Engineering - Materials Emphasis May 31, 2017 September 1, 2017
Master of Science in Engineering Management April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Systems Engineering May 31, 2017 September 1, 2017

College of Environmental Design

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Architecture January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017
Master of Interior Architecture April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Landscape Architecture January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017
Master of Regenerative Studies January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017
Master of Urban and Regional Planning January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Economics - Financial Economics Option May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Science in Economics - Economic Analysis Option May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Arts in English - Literature Option April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Arts in English - Rhetoric and Composition Option April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Arts in English - Teaching English as a Second Language Option April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Arts in History May 31, 2017 June 15, 2017
Master of Public Administration May 31, 2017 June 30, 2017
Master of Science in Psychology April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017

College of Science

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Biotechnology Closed Closed
Master of Science in Biological Sciences April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Chemistry April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Computer Science April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
Master of Science in Geology May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Science in Kinesiology May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017
Master of Science in Mathematics April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017

Collins College of Hospitality Management

Program Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Hospitality Management May 31, 2017 July 1, 2017

Winter Quarter 2018

College of Agriculture

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Agriculture - Agricultural Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Food & Nutrition Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Irrigation Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Plant Science Option October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017

College of Business Administration

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Business Administration Closed Closed
Master of Science in Accountancy - General Closed Closed
Master of Science in Accountancy - Accelerated Closed Closed
Master of Science in Business Administration - Information Systems Auditing Option Closed Closed

College of Education & Integrative Studies

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction Option October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Leadership Option October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Multimedia Option October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Arts in Education - Special Education Option October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership Closed Closed
All Credential Programs November 2, 2017 December 2, 2017

College of Engineering

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Civil Engineering October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Engineering October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Engineering Management October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Systems Engineering October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017

College of Environmental Design

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Architecture Closed Closed
Master of Interior Architecture October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Landscape Architecture Closed Closed
Master of Regenerative Studies Closed Closed
Master of Urban and Regional Planning Closed Closed

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Economics - Financial Economics Option October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Economics - Economic Analysis Option October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Arts in English - Literature Option November 2, 2017 December 2, 2017
Master of Arts in English - Rhetoric and Composition Option November 2, 2017 December 2, 2017
Master of Arts in English - Teaching English as a Second Language Option November 2, 2017 December 2, 2017
Master of Arts in History Closed Closed
Master of Public Administration November 2, 2017 December 2, 2017
Master of Science in Psychology Closed Closed

College of Science

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Biotechnology Closed Closed
Master of Science in Biological Sciences October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Chemistry October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Computer Science October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017
Master of Science in Geology November 2, 2017 December 2, 2017
Master of Science in Kinesiology Closed Closed
Master of Science in Mathematics October 1, 2017 November 1, 2017

Collins College of Hospitality Management

Program Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Hospitality Management November 2, 2017 December 2, 2017

Spring Quarter 2018

College of Agriculture

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Agriculture - Agricultural Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Food & Nutrition Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Irrigation Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Plant Science Option January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018

College of Business Administration

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Business Administration Closed Closed
Master of Science in Accountancy - General Closed Closed
Master of Science in Accountancy - Accelerated Closed Closed
Master of Science in Business Administration - Information Systems Auditing Option Closed Closed

College of Education & Integrative Studies

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction Option January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Leadership Option January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Multimedia Option Closed Closed
Master of Arts in Education - Special Education Option January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership Closed Closed
All Credential Programs February 12, 2018 March 14, 2018

College of Engineering

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Civil Engineering January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Engineering January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Engineering Management January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Systems Engineering January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018

College of Environmental Design

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Architecture Closed Closed
Master of Interior Architecture January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Landscape Architecture Closed Closed
Master of Regenerative Studies Closed Closed
Master of Urban and Regional Planning Closed Closed

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Economics - Financial Economics Option January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Economics - Economic Analysis Option January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Arts in English - Literature Option February 12, 2018 March 14, 2018
Master of Arts in English - Rhetoric and Composition Option February 12, 2018 March 14, 2018
Master of Arts in English - Teaching English as a Second Language Option February 12, 2018 March 14, 2018
Master of Arts in History Closed Closed
Master of Public Administration Closed Closed
Master of Science in Psychology Closed Closed

College of Science

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Biotechnology Closed Closed
Master of Science in Biological Sciences January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Chemistry January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Computer Science January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018
Master of Science in Geology February 12, 2018 March 14, 2018
Master of Science in Kinesiology Closed Closed
Master of Science in Mathematics Closed Closed

Collins College of Hospitality Management

Program Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Hospitality Management Closed Closed