I Want to Apply

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


Application Period

Spring 2019 August 1st - 31st online at Cal State Apply
Fall 2018 October 1st - June 30th online at Cal State Apply

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 $55 non-refundable application fee.

  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 see the International Student Application Checklist and 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. An overview of basic program admission requirements can be found in the following document:
  • 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.