Admission to the University for Graduate Programs

To be admitted to CSUN as a graduate student, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
  3. Have satisfied one of the following conditions:
    1. Attained a GPA of at least 2.5 in a baccalaureate degree program.
    2. Attained a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.
    3. Hold a postbaccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution and 2.5 GPA in either the undergraduate cumulative GPA or the last 60 units.
  4. 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.

Additional Information

  • 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 postbaccalaureate requirements.
  • Some programs do not admit second baccalaureate candidates.