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How to Apply


Application Deadlines
Semester you are applying for CSU APPLY Application Deadline
Fall 2021 Thursday, July 15, 2021
Spring 2022 TBD

See also Graduate Studies Application Deadlines.

Cal State Apply

Complete an application online at Cal State Apply.  This application is required for admission to any California State University campus.

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Step 1

Tips when filling out the application! 

Select Campus: CSU San Bernardino
Start Term - Select the quarter you wish to start your studies
Source: Campus

There are four degree selection options:
• Public Administration - Leadership
• Public Administration - Public Financial Management
• Public Administration - Nonprofit
• Public Administration - Cybersecurity

Select one of these- it can always be changed later 
Cybersecurity is the only concentration that may not be completed online.

MSW/MPA Concurrent Program 
Please visit the MSW/MPA Concurrent page. Please note, the application deadlines may differ. 

There is a lot of information requested on the application. Much of it we do not need. You still need to go into each area, but you may click on a button at the bottom that states you will not be submitting (eg. transcripts, GPA, evaluations).  
• Under Supporting Information/ Experiences include your employment history.

Statement of Purpose
Submit a 500 word summary of why you want to get the MPA and what your career goals are.  If your undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0, explain why you feel you can achieve a 3.0 in graduate coursework.

No letters of recommendation are required.

Once you have successfully submitted your application and paid the application fee of $70 you will receive a confirmation number--be sure to print and keep that page as your receipt.

Step 2

Arrange to have your official transcripts mailed to:

California State University, San Bernardino
Attn: Office of Graduate Studies, CE-356
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Step 3

Within one week, you should receive a notice by email that your application has been received and will contain a Coyote ID#, activation code, and CSUSB email account.

Step 4

Activate your MyCoyote account and check your application status once you log in. MyCoyote will be able to tell you if the Admissions office is missing any documents and the status of your application.

Please give us a call at our office (909) 537-5758 if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your application status.

If your GPA is below a 3.0 you must submit GRE Scores directly to the PA Department (not Graduate Admissions)

NON - Admission Option

Those who missed the deadline or who want to improve their GPA may take classes on a space available basis through Open University.  See their webpage for more information.