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.
- 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
English proficiency requirement
The English proficiency requirement can be satisfied by any of the following:
- TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based Exam): 550
- TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based Exam): 80
The CSUMB TOEFL code is 1945. Please visit the ETS TOEFL website to request your official score report.
**Please note, IELTS is currently offering a version of the test called IELTS Indicator for regions where their test scores are currently closed. Unfortunately, CSUMB is unable to accept the IELTS Indicator for Admission purposes.**
- IELTS Overall Band: 6.5
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - Official IELTS test scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions. Please list CSUMB as a recipient of your scores when you take the test or contact the Test Center where you took the IELTS exam to request that they send an official Test Report Form to CSUMB. More information is in the FAQ section of the IELTS website.
- PTE: 65
Official PTE scores must sent directly to CSUMB from Pearson. Visit the PTE website for additional information.
If a freshman or transfer applicant has attended a high school or college in the U.S. for three or more years, or has attended a high school where English is the principal language of instruction for three or more years, the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam is not required.
- CSUMB interprets "where English is the principal language of instruction" to mean that a school is located in a country where English is the daily medium of communication for the majority of residents, and that students receive academic instruction in English at all levels of education.
- Countries currently meeting the above requirement are: Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom New Zealand, plus a few nations in the Commonwealth Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago), and Nigeria.
Students can meet the English proficiency requirement by transferring credit from a community college or 4-year university that meets the CSUMB General Education Area A2 (Written Communication) requirement.
If you are attending a California community college, you can find a list of your college's transferable A2 courses by visiting www.assist.org.
If you are attending any other type of college or university, please send your transcript and a course description/outline of the class that you think may meet the A2 requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
If you are applying to CSUMB through an agency or a partner university, there may be other ways that you can meet the English proficiency requirement that are outlined in CSUMB's agreement with your agency or university. Please check with your agent or home campus coordinator for details.
There may be alternate options for proving English proficiency, contact International Admissions to discuss your situation.