You must apply through this website ONLY. Please review the following instructions carefully to receive full consideration for admission into the program.
You must have earned a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution and received a 3.0 in the last 60 units completed.
A. Click the following link: PHPC Application
B. Click the "Register" link and follow the instructions to create your account. Be sure to write down your username and password to use at a later time.
C. Click the "Start New Application" link and update the fields with the following information:
D. Click on Validate to confirm all required fields are complete. Fill in all required fields, then click on Validate again. Once all the fields have been validated, check the box certifying that your application is accurate and click the Submit button.
Once you have completed your application online, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable $55 program application fee. Your application will not officially be submitted until payment has been received. Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email within 48 hours confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, log into your account and ensure the status of your application states "Posted". An application in any other status than "Posted" has not been successfully submitted to the University.
In addition to submitting the University application and application fee, you must
request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended. Electronic delivery is the preferred transcript delivery method. Verify with your
school if an electronic transcript is available. Electronic transcripts can be provided
through external or third party vendors (Credential Solutions, eTranscriptCA, National
Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.). When ordering your transcript, please choose
California State University San Marcos as the intended recipient from the school name
dropdown. If California State University San Marcos is not listed, please use firstname.lastname@example.org
as the recipient email address.
Mail: All official transcripts must be enclosed in sealed envelopes and mailed or delivered to:Office of Admissions and Recruitment California State University San Marcos 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos, CA 92096 ATTN: PHPC
Electronic*: Electronic transcripts provided through external, or third party vendors (Credential Solutions, Docufile, Parchment, etc.) must email the transcripts to the following email address: email@example.com
Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate the transcript has been sent. Please include your full name, the school from which the transcript was sent and the program name of PHPC.
All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. Typically, applicants demonstrate the English Proficiency requirement by submitting results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Submission of these test scores should be sent to the following address:
California State University San Marcos
Attn: Extended Learning/PHPC
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
Please note: We encourage applicants to submit the documents listed above in one packet; however, we understand this may not be possible. Please review your Student Center at MYCSUSM to ensure we have received your documents in a timely manner.