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Any enrolled student at CSUSB is eligible to join the MUN and/or MAL teams.  The only requirement to be eligible to join the MUN team and/or MAL team is to complete an online application.  There are two CSUSB MUN teams each year, one that prepares in the Summer and Fall and competes in the Fall term and one that prepares and competes in the Spring term.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related travel restrictions, the CSUSB Model UN Program will not have a CSUSB MUN team competing during the Fall 2020 term.  For the 2020-21 AY, the CSUSB Coyote MUN Spring Semester team will participate in the 2021 NMUN-New York Conference to be held in New York City, New York (March or April 2021).  Participation in the New York conference will be virtual-only and the CSUSB Coyote MUN 2021 Spring team will not be traveling to New York during the Spring 2021 Semester.

The theme for the 2020-21 AY for the CSUSB Model UN Program will be globalization, sustainability, and social justice.

The 2021 CSUSB Coyote Model UN-New York Team application opens on October 22, 2020, and closes on December 2, 2020.  The application can be accessed at the following link:  2020 CSUSB Model United Nations Program Entrance Application.  In addition to completing the 2020 CSUSB Model United Nations Program Entrance Application, all those applying will need to take the 2020 CSUSB Model United Nations Program Entrance Exam to be given virtually on December 4, 2020.  More details on the process for completing the exam will be sent to those who complete the application by the deadline of December 2, 2020.

The Model UN Entrance Exam for the Spring 2021 Semester team will be given on December 4, 2020, in a virtual format via Blackboard.  Those who have completed the CSUSB MUN Entrance Application by Wednesday, December 2, 2020, will be sent instructions on how to complete the online CSUSB MUN Entrance Exam.

The 50-question multiple-choice exam is similar to the U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer Exam.  It covers the following areas: English expression, international political economics, international law, international environmental law and issues, human and physical geography, international affairs/geopolitics, international governance/organizations, and global current events.  To study for the exam, students should take a look at a previous exam that can be found here.

Following the completion of the application and entrance exam, a selection of those applying will be asked to a 15-minute interview with Professor Grisham, and/or Professor Bastami, the current Program Assistant(s), and an alumnus of the CSUSB Coyote MUN Program.  Those selected for the interview phase have the highest test score and application scores.

Following the interview stage, the final team will be selected and invitations to join the team one has applied to will be sent to those students who are selected by Professor Grisham and Professor Bastami.

PLEASE NOTE: For applicants to be eligible to serve on the Spring 2021 CSUSB MUN Team (MUN-NYC), applicants must be enrolled in GEOG 5150 (Global Governance and the UN System) prior to applying or in the same term of the team they are applying to be a part of.  Those who have previously been on the CSUSB MUN teams or have taken SSCI 515 or the GEOG 390 when its topics was related to the MUN program will not have to take the GEOG 5150 course.  Those applying to be a part of the 2021 MUN Spring team must have taken SSCI 515 or its equivalent in the quarter system, taken GEOG 5150 in the Fall 2020 semester or be enrolled in GEOG 5150 in the Spring 2021 semester.  Questions concerning these requirements need to be forwarded to Dr. Kevin Grisham ( or Prof. Sina Bastami (

It should be noted the GEOG 5150 (Global Governance and the UN System) course will count in Category D of the General Education (GE) in the semester system.  It counts as a GE course in the Upper Division Social Science (D4) category.  It also counts in the Global Connection GE Pathway and in the Global Connection GE MInor.  It may also be required or be substituted into various degree programs at CSUSB (for more details concerning that possibility, please contact the Department Chair of your degree program).