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How to Apply

Graduate Program Applications and Information

Please read the Admission Criteria page first.  Do not apply if you do not meet the minimum qualifications.

Please be sure to read the available research topics and the degree requirements to see if our program fit your needs.

The application cycle for Spring 2017 is from August 1 to October 31.  ALL documents and scores must have been received by the deadline.

A complete application is composed of the following elements.  Complete them in the given order:

1. You must FIRSTapply to the University by submitting your application via CSU Mentor.

  • Make sure you have taken the GRE exam. (International students: Make sure you have taken TOEFL)
  • Arrange all test scores be sent directly from respective testing centers.
  • Arrange official transcripts be sent to the University Graduate Admission Office.

2. Once you obtained a student ID via the university application and you know all the test scores, complete Department Application Form (updated on August 2014) and email it to

3. The Recommendation Form must be completed by three references who then email the complete forms directly to

International Applicants should also go to the Global Affairs site to find additional requirements. is used for the sole purpose of receiving your application files. All questions and inquiries must be emailed to the Graduate Coordinator.