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University Admission

Before you can be enter the ETEC program you must follow the appropriate procedures to be admitted to the university.

Briefly you must:

  • have completed a four year college degree program at an accredited institutions with a 3.0 or above GPA in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Students with 2.5 to 3.0 GPA may be admitted conditionally.
  • have completed an admissions application online at Cal State Apply
  • submit an application fee of $70.00
  • submit one (1) copy of official transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended.

Program Admission

The requirements for admission to the program include:

  • admission to the university
  • having a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ('B') in all upper-division courses
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your work history or educational background. Please add the email addresses of three people who have agreed to write a letter for you to the CSU apply system as a part of your application package.  The admission system will send an invitation to them. 
  • personal statement (1 page) 

Request Information

Please submit your name to Request Graduate Program Information to receive the important information about the IDT program. 

Application Deadlines 

Admission Application Deadlines
Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
8/6/2022 (Internal students 7/6/2022)  1/15/2023 (Internal students 12/1/2022)  8/6/2023 (Internal students 7/6/2023)  1/15/2024 (Internal students 12/1/2023) 


International Student Admission

The IDT program is considered as a STEM major (13.0501). If an international student is interested in applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT), s/he may be eligible for obtaining 3-year-OPT (This information is subject to change. Please check with the International Center for details). 

  • 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 4 of CSUSB English Language Program.
  • English translation of non-English documents
  • International online application: CSU Apply
  • application fee: credit card, check, or money order (Payable to CSUSB)
  • Bank/financial statement
  • Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by school
  • Official proof of bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in its home country
  • Copy of passport
  • GPA requirement: Have attained a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter (60 semester units) units attempted
  • For further information, please visit the Center for International Studies & Programs website.

Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students. Students admitted in this category may be changed to classified standing with approval of the College of Education. No more than 20 quarter units may be used to demonstrate fitness to complete the program.

For details, please refer to the Graduate Studies website.


Stipends/Fellowship/Grants/Financial Aid

Financial aid & Scholarships information for information about financial aid programs.

Graduate Equity Fellowship 

On-campus Scholarships

Applying Program and Admission Video

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<a href=";showinfo=0">Watch Program applying international YouTube Video</a>