Graduate Requirements

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies

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 also 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.

International applicants may be held to different Admission Requirements 

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 classification.  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 Admissions Office, though they pay resident fee provided they meet the residency requirement to be considered a California resident.

For questions regarding additional admission requirements, please contact the International Admissions Office:

Changing your graduate objective - for current Cal State East Bay 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.

Contact Information

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

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

Teacher Education and Credential Programs

Cal State East Bay is #1 in the CSU for training California teachers. To learn more about admission to these programs please visit the Teacher Education web site.