Admission to the University (Graduate Policy)
To be admitted to CSUN as a graduate student, students must meet the following requirements:
- Have a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
- Have satisfied one of the following conditions:
- Attained a GPA of at least 2.5 in a baccalaureate degree program,
- Attained a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted, or
- Hold a post-baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution and 2.5 GPA in either the undergraduate cumulative GPA or the last 60 units.
- Meet the professional, personal, scholastic and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations or other screening processes as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe. In unusual circumstances, a program may make exceptions to these criteria. Some programs require higher standards for admission.
- Students seeking a second master’s in the same degree program is not allowed.
- Second baccalaureate candidates must use the graduate CSUN application.
- Second baccalaureate candidates must meet general post-baccalaureate requirements.
- Some programs do not admit second baccalaureate candidates.