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Prospective Students

Important Notice

The Office of Graduate Studies will be available in-person Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Domestic Graduate Students should contact Graduate Admissions at (818) 677-5800 or send an email to regarding their application status for graduate school. Please be sure to set up and check your CSUN email account regularly. All correspondence from CSUN will be sent to your CSUN email address.

Prospective Graduate Students should contact Graduate Admissions at (818) 677-5800 or send an email to, if they are interested in pursing a graduate degree at CSUN.

Take care of yourselves Matadors!


Welcome Future CSUN Graduate Student,

The Office of Graduate Studies is delighted that you are considering a graduate program at CSUN. The campus is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,316 students of which 3,816 are graduate students. There are over 60 graduate programs, which includes three doctoral programs and more than 4,000 faculty and staff. 

Ready to Apply?

There are two application processes. Applicants to master’s and doctoral programs must typically apply to both the university and the academic department. Many departments have higher admissions standards than the university admissions criteria and require a separate departmental application. While most graduate programs continue accepting applications after the initial filing period, individual programs may have earlier filing deadlines than the university deadlines, or they may accept applications for fall only.

Please be sure to visit Admission & Records as well as the specific academic department to which you are applying. 

Click HERE to access the Cal State Apply webpage, be sure to follow all instructions before hitting the submit button.  

If you are having difficulties with Cal State Apply, you can seek help via:

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