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Master/Graduate Student

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Applicants who have obtained a degree level comparable to a U.S. bachelor’s degree are considered graduate.

Requirements for a Graduate Student:

  1. English requirement: TOEFL (iBT 79/80 or PBT 550), IELTS (General: 6.0 total band score / MBA, MPA and MSA: 6.5 total band score) taken within 2 years, or successful completion of level 6 of CSUSB English Language Program.
    Communication Studies (M.A.), Communication Studies-Integrated Marketing Communication (M.A.), English Composition (M.A.), English Composition-English Literature (M.A.), English Composition-TESL (M.A.) and Creative Writing (M.F.A.) have an English requirement of: TOEFL (iBT 90 or PBT 575), IELTS (6.5 total band score)
  2. English translation of non-English documents
  3. International online application: CSUApply
  4. $55 application fee: credit card, check, or money order (Payable to CSUSB)
  5. Bank/financial statement
  6. Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by school
  7. Official proof of bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in its home country
  8. Copy of passport
  9. GPA requirement: Have attained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter(60 semester units) units attempted

Note: Many programs require an additional application. For information about program-specific application requirements and deadlines, please contact the program.

Requirements for a Second bachelor’s degree:

  1. English requirement: TOEFL (iBT 79/80 or PBT 550), IELTS (General: 6.0 total band score / MBA, MPA and MSA: 6.5 total band score) taken within 2 years, or successful completion of level 6 of CSUSB English Language Program.
    Communication Studies (M.A.), Communication Studies-Integrated Marketing Communication (M.A.), English Composition (M.A.), English Composition-English Literature (M.A.), English Composition-TESL (M.A.) and Creative Writing (M.F.A.) have an English requirement of: TOEFL (iBT 90 or PBT 575), IELTS (6.5 total band score)
  2. English translation of non-English documents
  3. International online application: CSUApply
  4. $55 application fee: credit card, check, or money order (Payable to CSUSB)
  5. Bank/financial statement
  6. Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by school
  7. Official proof of bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in its home country
  8. Copy of passport
  9. GPA requirement: Have attained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter(60 semester units) units attempted

To apply, please visit our Steps to Apply section.