Graduate - Applying to a Program

Graduate: Applying to a Program

​With 1,400 master's and doctoral degree pr​ograms to choose from, the CSU offers a diversity of high-quality opportunities to earn your advance​d degree. Start your application here.​​

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Are You a California Resident?

Your residency status determines whether you pay in-state or out-of-state university fees.

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Application Submission Periods

Is your preferred campus still accepting applications?

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Dates to Remember

A quick guide to deadlines, filing periods and when to ask about the status of your application

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What Kind of Graduate Student Are You?

Find out what "postbaccalaureate unclassified," "graduate classified" and other terms mean.

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Application Checklist​

  • Complete the CSU Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Pay the $70 graduate application fee (nonrefund​​able).
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities listed on your application.
  • Submit transcripts and test scores to the graduate admissions office at the university.​
  • Submit supplemental applications and materials (resume, letters of recommendation, etc.) to the department you're applying to.​​