International Education & Global Engagement
  • Students who have obtained a degree level comparable to a U.S. bachelor degree and looking to advance their studies are considered “graduate” students.  Only students who have earned their bachelor’s degree or in progress to earn their bachelor’s degree by the time they begin CSULB are eligible to apply as a graduate student. You must list all college/university coursework you completed on your application to avoid a delay in processing.

    Graduate application deadlines can be found under Application and Document Deadlines. However, all graduate applicants must first visit the Graduate Studies page, because some departments may have an earlier deadline or require a supplemental application and additional supporting documents. International Admissions abides by all graduate deadlines and requirements even if it is earlier than the deadlines listed. Those who complete their application past the departmental deadline may be withdrawn.

    Graduate admission process is two-fold. International Admissions will perform a preliminary evaluation. All applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements found in the university catalogue will be deferred to the appropriate department. From there, the departments will make all final graduate admission decisions. This process takes time and depending on your specific program the decision and response time may vary greatly.

    All Graduate applicants must submit the following items:

    1. File a CSU Long Beach application through Cal State Apply

    2. All transcripts/individual mark sheets from all institutions attended

    3. English Language Requirements

    - For departments that require a GMAT/GRE you may want to also request those official scores to be sent at the time you apply.
    - We recommend for all students who do not hold a 4 year degree to fill out a degree equivalency questionnaire to determine if your 3 year degree is equivalent to a U.S. 4 year degree. Final equivalency will be determined by International Admissions.