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:

  1. Completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  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 

Inte​​rnational students are those who hold a U.S. student visa, exchange visitors and other nonimmigrant classifications. Additionally, California residents and U.S. citizens who were internationally educated are also processed by the International Admissions Office,
  • Note that although Internationally Educated students may pay resident fee for tuition purposes, their applications are handled by International Admissions due to evaluation of international coursework.

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.