To be admitted to CSUN as a graduate student (i.e., to a master's program), applicants must meet one of the three requirements shown below:
- The applicant has an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all units attempted as an undergraduate, independent of when the degree was granted;
- or, the applicant has an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units attempted from all post-secondary institutions attended. The entire semester or quarter in which the 60/90 units began will be used in the calculation;
- or, the applicant holds an acceptable post-baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution.
The applications of students meeting University requirements for admission and desiring admission to a master's program will be reviewed in the appropriate department. The department will determine whether or not the student meets requirements for admission to its program. SOME DEPARTMENTS MAY REQUIRE A SEPARATE DEPARTMENTAL APPLICATION. Students who meet departmental and University requirements will be admitted as either Conditionally Classified or Classified graduate students.
Conditionally Classified or Classified graduate students may enroll in 500 and 600-level courses although in some programs enrollment is limited to the Classified student. Graduate students must follow a specific course of instruction identified to them by the department Graduate Coordinator and described for the individual department in the Courses of Study section of the current University Catalog.
How to Apply
First, check application deadlines and program status (open, closed or exceptions) in the Admissions Calendar
Then submit an online application through CSU Mentor