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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.

  2. Have the equivalent of a minimum 2.5 GPA

  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:
  1. Apply online at Cal State Apply.
  2. Pay the 70.00 USD non-refundable application fee. 
  3. Submit the following documents to the International Admissions Office:
  • Official academic records of all colleges or universities attended (High School Transcripts are not required). If your undergraduate degree was awarded from a foreign institution, submit an official degree certificate as well.
    • If you have attended multiple schools, academic records are required from each school you attended.
    • If your school does not issue academic records in English, we will need a certified English translation accompanied by the native language academic records. 
    • We do not accept foreign transcript evaluations from third-party companies in place of your official academic records.
           **For all applicants with academic records from China or India please click here.
  • If you plan to be an F-1 student, or need to enter the U.S. on a student visa, you will need to submit the following additional documents to the International Admission Office:
  • Graduate applicants who are US citizens, US permanent residents, or in another immigration status, and have transcripts from an international institution located outside the United States, must submit a Residence Questionnaire Form (pdf)

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


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