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Master/Graduate Student




If you have earned a degree comparable to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, you are eligible to apply as a graduate student.

General Application Requirements

Below are the general requirements for applying to the university as a graduate student:

  • English translation of non-English documents

  • International Application CSUApply

  • Financial support statement (bank statement)

  • Copy of passport

  • Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by school

  • Official proof of bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in its home country

Requirements for a Master/Graduate Student

  1. GPA Requirement: For GPA requirement, please visit Graduate Studies

  2. English Language Proficiency Requirement can be met by:

    • TOEFL (iBT 79/80 or PBT 550) or IELTS (General: 6.0 total band score / MBA, MPA and MSA: 6.5 total band score). 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) Must be valid within the last two years.

    • Successful completion of level 4 of CSUSB English Language Program

  3. Other:

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

Requirements for 2nd Bachelor’s Degree

If you have earned a degree comparable to a U.S bachelor’s degree and would like to apply for a second bachelor’s degree you must submit an undergraduate application via CSUApply.

You must also meet the general application requirements stated above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, TOEFL (iBT 79/80 or PBT 550) or IELTS (General: 6.0 total band score) or completion of level 6 of CSUSB English Language Program.