Apply to the Graduate Program


The following materials are required for admission to our graduate program. Please note that you must submit an application to BOTH the University and the Geology Department. Departmental applications are due January 15. Late applications will be reviewed as they are received. Priority for admission and financial suport, however, will be given to those applications submitted on time.

1) Completed electronic application to the California State University Graduate system found at: 

2) Departmental application (DUE JANUARY 15). Please send all the following information to email: OR snailmail to Graduate Advisor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330-8266.
     a) Department Application Form 
     b) Statement of research interests (1 page)
     c) 3 letters of recommendation
     d) Unofficial copies of your most-recent transcripts and GRE scores from within the last 5 years. Official copies of these documents are required by the CSU system.

3) Contact prospective faculty advisor(s) – note that acceptance into the program is more likely if the student has established sponsorship by a CSUN faculty advisor.


contact Prof. Vicki Pedone (Geology graduate advisor) 

contact Prof. Gerry Simila (Geophysics graduate advisor)