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Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Requirements for International Graduate Students

International graduate applicants must meet the following:

  1. Minimum California State University (CSU) eligibility requirements
  2. Satisfy 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

Minimum CSU Eligibility Requirements

You will be considered for graduate admission if:

  • hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by an appropriate campus authority;
  • are in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
  • have a minimum GPA 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.
  • have satisfactorily met the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate studies, which may include qualifying examinations.

Note: Applicants must also meet the specific department requirements in addition to the CSU requirements.

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.

English Proficiency

Applicants should visit the specific department page for English Proficiency requirements.

Important Deadlines for Graduate Applicants

Please note:  Not all academic programs are open for each term.  Please review deadlines carefully for Fall 2018, Winter 2018 (closed), and Spring 2018 (closed).

Fall Semester 2019

College of Agriculture

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Agriculture - Agricultural Science Option April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science Option May 1, 2019 June 1, 2019
Master of Science in Agriculture - Food & Nutrition Science Option February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Master of Science in Agriculture - Irrigation Science Option Closed Closed
Master of Science in Agriculture - Plant Science Option May 1, 2019 June 1, 2019

College of Business Administration

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Business Administration May 31, 2019 June 1, 2019
Master of Science in Accountancy - Accelerated April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Science in Business Administration - Information Assurance May 31, 2019 June 1, 2019

College of Education & Integrative Studies

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction Option April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Leadership Option April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Multimedia Option April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Arts in Education - Special Education Option April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Preliminary Administrative Service Credential February 15, 2019 March 15, 2019
Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership Closed Closed
All Credential Programs February 15, 2019 March 15, 2019

College of Engineering

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Civil Engineering March 1, 2019 April 1, 2019
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Science in Engineering - Aerospace Emphasis TBA TBA
Master of Science in Engineering - Materials Emphasis July 1, 2019 August 1, 2019
Master of Science in Engineering Management TBA TBA
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Science in Systems Engineering TBA TBA

College of Environmental Design

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Architecture January 15, 2019 February 15, 2019
Master of Interior Architecture TBA TBA
Master of Landscape Architecture February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Master of Regenerative Studies February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Master of Urban and Regional Planning TBA TBA

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Economics - Financial Economics Option May 1, 2019 June 1, 2019
Master of Science in Economics - Economic Analysis Option May 1, 2019 June 1, 2019
Master of Arts in English - Literature Option February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Master of Arts in English - Rhetoric and Composition Option February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Master of Arts in English - Teaching English as a Second Language Option February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Master of Arts in History April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Public Administration April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Science in Psychology March 1, 2019 April 1, 2019

College of Science

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Biotechnology Closed Closed
Master of Science in Biological Sciences March 1, 2019 April 1, 2019
Master of Science in Chemistry March 1, 2019 April 1, 2019
Master of Science in Computer Science March 1, 2019 April 1, 2019
Master of Science in Geology April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Science in Kinesiology April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Master of Science in Mathematics April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019

Collins College of Hospitality Management

Program Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Hospitality Management May 30, 2019 June 30, 2019

Spring Semester 2019

College of Agriculture

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Agriculture - Agricultural Science Option October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Master of Science in Agriculture - Animal Science Option October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
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, 2018 November 1, 2018

College of Business Administration

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Business Administration Closed Closed
Master of Science in Accountancy - General October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
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 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Leadership Option October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Arts in Education - Educational Multimedia Option October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Arts in Education - Special Education Option October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership Closed Closed
All Credential Programs October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018

College of Engineering

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Civil Engineering TBD TBD
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Science in Engineering TBD TBD
Master of Science in Engineering Management TBD TBD
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Science in Systems Engineering TBD TBD

College of Environmental Design

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Architecture Closed Closed
Master of Interior Architecture TBD TBD
Master of Landscape Architecture Closed Closed
Master of Regenerative Studies Closed Closed
Master of Urban and Regional Planning TBD TBD

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Programs Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Economics - Financial Economics Option October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Science in Economics - Economic Analysis Option October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Arts in English - Literature Option October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Master of Arts in English - Rhetoric and Composition Option October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Master of Arts in English - Teaching English as a Second Language Option October 1, 2018 November 1, 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 TBD TBD
Master of Science in Chemistry October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Master of Science in Computer Science October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Master of Science in Geology October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Science in Kinesiology October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018
Master of Science in Mathematics Closed Closed

Collins College of Hospitality Management

Program Application Deadline Supporting Documents
Master of Science in Hospitality Management October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018