First Time Graduates

Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Application Procedures

All graduate and postbaccalaureate applicants must file a complete graduate application as described in the graduate and postbaccalaureate admissions materials at

Graduate and postbaccalaureate applicants include:

  • Joint Ph.D. and Ed.D. applicants
  • Master's degree applicants
  • Credential applicants
  • Advanced Certificate applicants

Applicants who completed undergraduate degree requirements and graduated the preceding term are also required to complete and submit an application and a nonrefundable application fee.

To be assured of initial consideration by more than one campus, it will be necessary for any applicant to submit separate applications (including fees) to each campus. An electronic version of the CSU graduate application is available on the World Wide Web at