Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Application Procedures

The following information applies generally to all 23 universities of the CSU. For information specific to CSUN graduate and postbaccalaureate application procedures, refer to the Graduate Studies section of this Catalog and to the Graduate Admissions website.

All graduate and postbaccalaureate applicants (i.e., doctorate, joint Ph.D. applicants, master’s degree applicants, those seeking educational credentials or certificates and, where permitted, holders of baccalaureate degrees interested in taking courses for personal or professional growth) must file a complete graduate application as described in the graduate and postbaccalaureate admission materials on the Cal State Apply website. Applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree must submit the graduate application for admission. Applicants who completed undergraduate degree requirements in the preceding term are also required to complete and submit an application and the $70 nonrefundable application fee. To be assured of initial consideration by more than one CSU, it is necessary to submit separate applications (including fees) to each. All CSU applications must be submitted online via the Cal State Apply website. An acknowledgment will be sent to the applicant when the online application has been submitted.