I Want to Apply

The below application periods pertain only to the university application. Individual program application deadlines vary.


Application Period

Application Fee

Fall 2021 October 1st - June 30th online at Cal State Apply $70
Spring 2021 August 1st - October 31st online at Cal State Apply $70

Two-Step ProcessCal State Apply

To be admitted to a graduate program, individuals must first apply to the University as a graduate student, then apply to the graduate program of their choice. There is a non-refundable application fee.

Cal State Apply - Graduate Application Guide


  1. Apply to the University as a Graduate Student

    • A 2.5 GPA in the last 60 units of coursework is required for admission to the Graduate School. Please note that individual program requirements may be more stringent.

    • A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited university is required for admission. While it is common for students to apply before a bachelor's degree has been posted on his/her transcript, a final transcript indicating date of degree completion is required prior to the 20th day of instruction.

    • If you are an international student, please visit the Office of International Education.

    • In order to process your application, submit one official transcript from EACH institution you have attended or are attending, including those from community colleges attended. **Stan State Alumni, who have not attended elsewhere since graduation, do not need to submit new transcripts. Send official transcripts to:

      Stanislaus State
      Graduate School
      One University Circle
      Turlock, CA 95382

  2. Apply to a Graduate Program

    • Each graduate program has unique requirements and application process. For more information, including program application questions contact the program directly.

    • The graduate program you applied to will notify you of your acceptance. Admission to the University is contingent upon receiving admission to the program.