College of the Extended University

Admission Requirements & Applying

Admission applications are accepted for the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Fill out the CSU Graduate Admission Application on CSU Mentor and pay the $55 application fee.
  • Fill out the MSHM application
  • A bachelor’s degree in hospitality management or closely related disciplines with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines are also eligible for the MSHM*). 
  • Either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), although the GMAT (minimum score of 450) is highly recommended. 
  • Two letters of recommendation. 
  • Resume and statement of purpose. 
  • At least one year of hospitality management experience is recommended*. 
  • Some prerequisites may be required based on undergraduate studies and hospitality/tourism industry backgrounds. 

International Applicants Only: 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (80 on the Internet-based Test) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5. TOEFL/IELTS scores must be no more than two years old. 
  • A copy of picture page of passport.
  • Fill out the Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Fill out the Health Insurance Agreement Form

For more information, please visit the International Graduate Admissions page. 

Send your complete application packet with all required documents to: 

Office of Admissions & Outreach (Graduate Admissions) 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91786 

Telephone: (909) 869-2876, Fax: (909) 869-4529

Important Dates for Graduate Applicants

Hospitality Management
Term of Application Application Deadline Supporting Document Deadline
Fall 2018 May 30, 2018 June 30, 2018