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Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

All applicants for the Master of Science in Materials Engineering must file an admission application online at CSU Apply. 

  1. Minimum of 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate upper division course work in engineering, mathematics and science
  2. BS in an appropriate engineering discipline (e.g., Materials, Metallurgical, Chemical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical, etc.) from a program accredited by ABET, granted within five years prior to the proposed beginning of the graduate program.
  3. If B.S. was received from non-ABET institution or prior to 5 years ago or lower GPA than 3.0, then a GRE test score (quantitative + verbal) of at least 301 may be required to be considered for a conditional admission.
  4. Letters of Recommendation: minimum of 2 required but 3 is preferred.
  5. Resume/CV
  6. Statement of Purpose

Due to the program being fully online, applicants from outside the United States should note that Cal Poly Pomona cannot sponsor the F-1 visa for international students. Please contact Alis Zakarian, if you have any questi

State Authorization Regulations

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is approved to offer online programs to students residing in the following states. This list will be updated upon additional authorizations/exemptions. 

Approved States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin

For State-based admission limitations and additional information, please visit: Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: Alis Zakarian at

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International Applicants

All applicants with a baccalaureate degree from outside of the U.S. (regardless of citizenship) must also provide proof of language proficiency. Please visit the following link for English Proficiency Requirements: 


Transcripts can be sent to us via an electronic transcript service (Parchment or Naviance) as this is the preferred method of delivery.

Schools can directly send transcripts to but please keep in mind that students should not send electronic transcripts to themselves and then forward them to the above email address. These transcripts will be considered unofficial and will not be accepted. 

If documents are being sent via mail, please use the below mailing address:

    Cal Poly Pomona 
    Attn: Office of Admissions  
    3801 W. Temple Ave. 
    Pomona, CA 91768

Official transcripts are those that are sent by the sending institution, unopened and in its original sealed envelope. Please do not open transcripts, otherwise, they will be considered unofficial, and we will not be able to accept them.  

 Allow 2 weeks for transcripts to be processed and reflected on your “to-do” list. 

Transcripts for non-US College/Unversity

After you submit your Cal State Apply application, you will be asked to provide CPP Office of Admission with your college transcripts.  The Office of Admissions will convert your international grades to the equivalent US 4.0 grade scale in order to ascertain your academic profile.  When requested, you must provide:

  • All transcripts/marksheets for college/university work completed
  • English translation (if marksheets are not in English)
  • If admitted to the university, you will need to provide OFFICIAL transcripts along with certified translations
  • While not required, it is strongly suggested that graduate applicants from non US institutions provide a professional credential evaluation from an accredited agency. Doing so may expedite the evaluation of your admission application and assist with determining your degree/course equivalency to CPP requirements.

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Graduate Application Guide 2023-2024


Important Dates for Graduate Applicants

Term of Application Application Deadline Supporting Document Deadline
Fall 2024 July 1, 2024 August 1, 2024
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