Graduate Admission

Graduate Admission Requirements

Applicants Must Meet the University Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to graduate and post-baccalaureate studies are in accordance with university regulations as well as Title 5, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations.

Specifically, a student shall at the time of enrollment:

  1. Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or shall have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities.
  2. Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
  3. Have attained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree, or a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted, or hold an acceptable post-baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution.

At this time, Cal State East Bay is not accepting applications for new unclassified post-baccalaureate students.

Applicants Must Meet the Graduate Program’s Admission Requirements

Individual graduate departments may have additional admission standards for their programs (e.g., letters of recommendation, resumes, test scores).  Contact your academic department for more information.

View A List Of Academic Department Coordinators

How to Apply

Apply to the University

Submit an application for University admission online via Cal State Apply and pay the $55 nonrefundable application fee. Save the application submission confirmation page for your records. Be advised that applicants may not apply for more than one program or term at the same time. 


Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended be sent to Cal State East Bay’s Office of Admission. (This includes all institutions before and after your bachelor’s degree.) If your graduate program also requires official transcripts, you will need to send additional copies directly to your department.

Be sure to submit your documents by the published Document Deadlines.  View how to submit documents.

Apply to a Graduate Program

Contact your academic department for individual program requirements, admission terms, deadlines, and instructions on where to send departmental documents. Not all graduate programs accept applications for every term.

Once the application has been reviewed by both the University and the graduate program, the applicant will be notified of the admission decision via mail and MyCSUEB.

View A List Of Academic Department Coordinators

Quarter Start Dates

The approximate start dates for each quarter are as follows:

  • Fall classes begin in mid-September
  • Winter classes begin in early January
  • Spring classes begin in late March or early April
  • Summer classes begin in mid-June

Changing Your Graduate Objective - Current CSUEB Students

If you wish to change your major or apply for a dual masters, visit the Change of Graduate Objective webpage and follow the instructions.

Contact Information

For inquiries regarding admission requirements for a specific program, please contact the academic department directly.

For inquiries regarding University admission requirements, you may email or call (510) 885-3500.

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