Graduate & Credential Programs

California State University Monterey Bay provides high-quality post-baccalaureate educational experiences for students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. We offer master’s, credential, and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines. For a list of the post-baccalaureate programs we offer, please visit our Graduate and Credential Programs website.

All applicants for any type of post-baccalaureate or graduate standing (e.g., master's degrees, credentials, or certificates) must submit an application and submit all required documentation within the appropriate filing period.

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If you need assistance submitting your application, please review the step-by-step Cal State Apply guide for Graduate applications.

After applying

Check your status

Once you apply, you will receive instructions on accessing your dashboard where you will find:

  • Your application status
  • A personal checklist of tasks to complete your application
  • Your transcript status and deadlines
  • Important reminders and updates as you progress through the application process

IMPORTANT - If you miss the deadlines posted on your dashboard, your application (and potentially your offer of admission) may be rescinded.

I got in! Now what?

  • Pay the $100 enrollment confirmation deposit to reserve your spot
  • Submit final official transcripts for in-progress courses and degrees:
    • Spring In-progress: Final transcripts due January 13
    • Summer In-progress: Final transcripts due September 15
    • Fall In-progress: Final transcripts due July 8
  • Check with your program for additional requirements
  • Apply for East Campus Housing

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