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Submission deadlines vary by program. Please visit the program website for more information on specific requirements.

Application Requirements

A complete application is composed of the following elements:

  1. Complete the application to the CSU and submit online through Cal State Apply
  2. Complete the Department application.  Please note that each program has its own requirements, consult with the department for guidelines, requirements and deadlines. Information about personal statements, letters of recommendation, and test scores can be found on the department website.
  3. Official copies of all college transcripts submitted to Admissions: Attn: Graduate Admissions, Office of Admissions & Student Outreach, California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 (If you graduate from CSUSM you do not need to do this.)
  4. Official copies of all college transcripts submitted to the department. Please see program websites for more information.

See the Graduate Admissions Policies for more detailed information.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 11/15/2017