Admissions Requirements


The following requirements must be met to qualify for general admission:

  • Completion of a four-year college course of study and an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or completion of equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities
  • Good academic standing at the last college or university attended
  • A grade point average of at least 2.5 (A = 4.0) cumulatively in the baccalaureate degree (overall) or in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted
  • Satisfactory adherence to the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe

Many graduate programs require a supplemental application and/or additional documentation for admission consideration.

Visit the Graduate Studies website to learn more about admission criteria.

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission criteria may be admitted to a program by special action if, upon the basis of acceptable evidence, the applicant is judged by the specific program coordinator and school dean to possess sufficient academic and professional potential pertinent to the educational objectives to merit such action.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, or you have not had three years (full-time) of your secondary education (or higher) taught in English, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency. Since most classes are taught in English, you will need to demonstrate your ability to read, write, and speak English. For more information, please review the English Proficiency Requirement.