Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the Master of Science in Quality assurance program, applicants
must meet all CSUDH graduate admissions requirements listed below:

  • Hold a four year baccalaureate degree in a technical field from an accredited institution
    or if in a non-technical field, receive approval from the Quality Assurance Program Academic Coordinator, Milt Krivokuca.
  • Have a background which includes preparation in both college level mathematics and computer concepts. (In some cases conditional admission to the program will be considered subject to completion of undergraduate prerequisite course work. All conditional admissions are subject to approval by the Quality Assurance Program Academic Coordinator, Milt Krivokuca.
  • Have achieved a grade point average of 2.75 (on a four point scale) or higher in your undergraduate studies.
  • Be in official "good standing" at the last educational institution attended.

    Admission Procedures

    The following materials are required for admission review by the submission deadline: Please note that the cut-off dates for Admission to the Summer Term is February 1, Fall Term is July 1, and for the Spring Term is November 1. Applications are not accepted for the Winter Term. Even though the student may have paid a late fee of $15.00 after these date for late processing there does come a time when processing stops. If the University does not have your complete package (application, transcripts and other required documents) by March 1 for the Summer Term, August 1 for the Fall Term, and December 1 for the Spring Term you have passed the deadline date for processing and it stops. At this point you will need to re-apply with a new application for the next term.

    Do not be confused by the Admissions Office, the dates they state apply for on-campus courses only. Internet Terms begin before the on-campus terms for both Spring and Summer Terms. The applicant must have been accepted to the university before the first class meeting in order to be considered a graduate student in the MSQA program rather than an open enrollment student or an Extended Education student. Students accepted after the first class meeting will not be able to enroll in courses, and their acceptance will be revoked for non-attendance by the Admissions Office. At this point you will need to re-apply with a new application for the next term.

    To apply for admission, please go to, the California State University system-wide admissions application website. You can apply and pay the application fee online. If you apply by the deadline, the fee is $55.00.

    After you apply for admission, be sure to request that two sealed official transcripts from every school attended postsecondary institution (post-Baccalaureate course work included) be sent to: MSQA Academic Coordinator (Application Materials), Quality Assurance Program Office – Mail Station 2-120, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street - EE-1300 Carson, CA 90747 USA

    If you are applying and have used other names on your transcripts be sure to include a list with your current name (as on the application) and include all names on your transcripts so that we can group the transcripts when presenting them to the Admissions and Records office with the prospective student’s application ID number.

    If you have trouble submitting the application through CSU Mentor, please use the following procedure.
  • Email Rodger Hamrick at and request an e-mail instructing you to apply to the admissions and records department directly.
  • Go to the CSU Mentor web site
  • Print the application
  • Fill out the application and submit it with
  • Two unopened official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. (*If sealed official transcripts cannot be sent to the student, he/she can request that they be sent directly to the Quality Assurance Program Office.)
  • The email from Rodger
  • A check or money order for $55 in U.S. funds, payable to CSUDH, for the non-refundable Application Fee.
  • A self-addressed stamped reply postcard to confirm confirmation of receipt of materials
  • Send to:
  • Admissions and Records
    Attn. Special Sessions Admissions
    California State University, Dominguez Hills
    1000 E. Victoria St.
    Carson, CA 90747

    Note: transcripts that have been faxed, accidentally opened, or are unofficial/student copies are NOT acceptable. Compilation-style transcripts (such as those from University of New York Regents, Thomas Edison State College, or similar programs) are not sufficient for evaluation because these schools tend to delete pertinent academic information from the student's records. Therefore, individual transcripts from ALL schools are required.


    Please Note: All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must demonstrate competence in English. Those who do not possess a Bachelor's degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    Students Educated Outside of the United States
    Students who attended institutions outside the U.S. must have earned an undergraduate degree, which has equivalency to a four-year degree program in an accredited U.S. institution.

    International Transcript and Credential Evaluation Services
    Prospective students with foreign transcripts will need to have their transcripts evaluated by NACES.ORG. Please go to this website NACES.ORG for the foreign approved credential evaluation associations. The CSUDH Office of Admissions and Records will accept transcript evaluations from these companies to assist with their evaluation of the students foreign transcripts for bachelor and master degree programs. The Admissions evaluation process will not begin until the Admissions and Records office has received the students NACES approved evaluation of the student’s foreign transcripts. They are also approved by the California Commission on Teacher credentialing for foreign transcript evaluations for credential applicants.

    Note: if you are a student from outside of the United States, please apply to the program as an "Internet Student," not an "International Student."

    Note: the GRE, GMAT or other entrance exams are not required.