Graduate Admission Requirements

The graduate admission application to Cal State East Bay is a two-step process. You must submit Step One and Step Two of your graduate admission application by the posted deadline to be considered for admission. Applicants may only apply to a single graduate program per application term.

Graduate Admission Processing

Once you have submitted all required admission documents to the International Admissions Office, we will evaluate your application for admission.  We will forward our evaluation to the Graduate Coordinator for the department review and admission decision. The Graduate Department will notify the International Admissions Office of their admission recommendations.

If a Graduate Department Admission Letter has been sent, please note your admission will not be finalized until an official Cal State East Bay Admission Letter has been received.  

University admission requirements are:

  1. Have the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree

    If you were educated outside of the U.S., you must have earned a degree equivalent to a 4-year U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.  

    Some graduate departments may consider highly qualified candidates with 3-year bachelor’s degrees that have been evaluated by WES.  See Q4 of the International Admissions FAQ for a list of programs that may consider 3-year degrees.

  2. Have the equivalent of a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Some graduate departments have higher GPA requirements.

  3. Demonstrate English language proficiency You must demonstrate your English language ability by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets our minimum requirement OR hold a U.S. Bachelor's or Master's degree. Some applicants may be exempt from this requirement. Please check the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT tab for further details.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Submit an application online via Cal State Apply along with a non-refundable application fee of $70.00. Be sure to retain a copy of the confirmation page for your records.

Step 2: Every applicant is given a personal CSUEB identification number called a NetID.  This information will be provided to each applicant in an email. In order to submit your application documents, you will be required to enter your Net ID. 

Step 3: To evaluate your application, you will first need to provide unofficial transcripts and test scores (we will use unofficial transcripts during the initial review, with the exception of U.S. transcripts, which must be submitted as official).

WES evaluation is required for three-year bachelor's degrees from India.  Please note that there are a limited number of graduate programs that accept three-year degrees (see Q4 in our International Admissions FAQ).  

Please note: If you have submitted your academic records in the last year, please email for further assistance.

Prepare your transcripts from all institutions attended and all applicable test scores in a digital format (pdf, jpeg or png) and submit via our documents form link. The link will be sent via email.

Note: Please do not send official transcripts prior to being offered admission at Cal State East Bay. If an offer of admission is extended, a notification will be sent on how to submit all required official transcripts and test scores. 

Step 4: Please review your Personal To Do List and Application Status on the MyCSUEB student portal. You can access the link to check your application status under the applicant tab and underneath the heading Admissions.

1. Contact the graduate department to discuss academic requirements and deadlines. Please note: Graduate Department Admission deadlines may differ from University Admission deadlines.

**Visit the Graduate Degree Programs page to see all of CSUEB program/department websites.

2. Submit all academic requirements (if required by your graduate program) directly to the department.

Examples (not a complete list):

  • Department Application
  • Official GRE / GMAT test scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV / Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation