International Students

Graduate admission requirements

For students who have completed the equivalent of four-year US Bachelor’s degree and pursing a master's degree, credential, or certificate program. 

All admissions requirements must be met by the end of the term/semester prior to enrollment. No summer coursework is allowed for eligibility purposes for Fall terms. All documents must be submitted in their original language and as certified English translations. Each program offerings vary on admissions requirements, course information, and program length.

Academic requirements

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 overall or in the last 60 units completed - some programs required higher GPA's
  • Official university or college transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • GRE or GMAT, depending on major
  • Some programs require subject tests, secondary application information, resume, letters of recommendation and statement of purpose

If you attended College or university outside of the US, you will need to submit your official university transcript to a foreign credit evaluation service. We will accept Foreign Credential Evaluations from the companies listed below:

  • WES (World Evaluations Services)
  • SpanTran (Discount provided to students utilizing the CSUMB SpanTran application)
  • ECE (Education Credential Evaluators)
  • IERF (International Education Research Foundation)

You will not need to submit your original official transcript and English translation of your transcript if you use one of these companies.

English proficiency requirement 

The English proficiency requirement can be satisfied by any of the following:

There may be alternate options for proving English proficiency, contact International Admissions to discuss your situation. 

How to Apply

Are you ready to begin your graduate studies at CSUMB? View the step-by-step application process.

Application Steps

Contact International Admissions Office

Phone: +1 (831) 582-3111

Email: Send an email

Building: Student Services: 100 Campus Center, Building #47, Seaside, CA 93955

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.