How to Apply

Apply to the University

Submit an application for University admission online via Cal State Apply and pay the $70 nonrefundable application fee. Unlike undergraduate students, no application fee waivers are available to graduate students. Please note, if applying to a future term, any past due application fees are still required and must be paid prior to enrollment in classes. 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 final 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. The Office of Admission does not accept composite transcripts.  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.

The CSU must assess the academic preparation of international students.  For this purpose "international students" include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students, exchange, visitors, and those in other non-immigrant classifications.  California residents and U.S. citizens with international transcripts are classified as "international students" for admission evaluation purposes and will be processed by the International Admission Office, though they pay resident fee provided they meet residency requirement to be considered a California resident.

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.

Some graduate programs may require Letters of Recommendation.  If the program requires that the letter be submitted through Cal State Apply, click here for tips and guidelines.  Otherwise, contact the program for instructions. 

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.


Changing Your Graduate Objective- Current CSUEB Students

If you wish to change your major or apply for a dual master's degree, visit Change of Graduate Objective and follow the instructions provided.

Contact Information

For inquiries regarding admission requirements for a specific program, please contact the academic department directly.  For inquires regarding university admission requirements, you may email or call (510) 885-3500.