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Graduate Admission Requirements

The CSUSB campus policy for admission to a post-baccalaureate program is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. However, applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 will be considered for exceptional admission by some programs. If the cumulative GPA is below 2.5, the graduate admissions evaluators will also calculate the GPA of the last 90 units attempted. Title V regulations state that the absolute minimum GPA for admission is 2.5; therefore, if both the cumulative GPA and the last 90 GPA are below 2.5, admission will be denied. Applications that meet the minimum GPA requirements are sent to the program for an admission decision. Please keep in mind that programs have additional admission requirements.

Documents to submit:

  1. English requirement: TOEFL (iBT 79/80 or PBT 550), IELTS (General: 6.0 band score / MBA, MPA and MSA: 6.5 band score) taken within 2 years, or successful completion of level 6 of the university English Language Program.
    Communication Studies, MA, English Composition, MA, Creative Writing, MFA, Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), MA English requirement: TOEFL (iBT 90 or PBT 575), IELTS (6.5 band score)
  2. English translation of non-English documents
  3. 3 letters of recommendation
  4. International online application: CSU Apply
  5. $55 application fee: credit card, check, or money order (Payable to CSUSB)
  6. Bank/financial statement
  7. Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by school
  8. Official proof of bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in its home country
  9. Copy of passport
To apply, please visit our How to Apply section.


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