CSULA Fall 2014 Graduate/Credential/Certificate Programs

All deadlines are “postmark dates” unless otherwise noted.

These deadlines are for the following Fall 2014 Graduate/Credential/Certificate Programs:

Academic Programs*:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology (Mbt)
  • Certificate - Biotechnology
  • Certificate - Manufacturing
  • Certificate - Speech-Language Pathology Master's Prep
  • Certificate - Teaching Writing
  • Certificate - Women, Genders & Sexualities
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering - Civil
  • Engineering - Electrical
  • Engineering - Mechanical
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • History
  • Industrial and Tech Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - MA
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - MS
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mexican American Studies
  • Music - MA
  • Music - MM
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology - MA
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts

*In addition to the CSU Mentor Graduate Admissions Application, many programs also require a separate departmental application. To ensure full consideration of your application, you must submit any required separate application to your graduate program of interest by the deadline date for the program.  For more information, visit /academic/aa/gsr/deptgradschoolsdeadlines.php. (NOTE: The program application deadline date may be earlier than the CSU Mentor Application deadline date.)

Graduate/Credential/Certificate Deadlines
Admission/Enrollment Items Domestic Applicants
Select Graduate Programs
International (F/J Visa) Applicant Deadlines
CSU Mentor Application Deadline 4/26/2014 3/31/2014
CSU Mentor Application Fee Payment
$55 (US dollars) - if not paid online at time of application submission, it can only be paid by mail or in-person. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another term.
5/9/2014 Within 2 weeks of CSU Mentor Application Submission
Supplemental Program Admissions Application
Contact Academic Department to determine if an
additional department application is required; deadline may be
earlier than the University Admissions Application deadline.
Varies - Check with specific Academic Department to determine if required. Varies - Check with specific Academic Department to determine if required.
Official Transcript(s), from every educational institution attended (and currently attending), regardless if a college/university's courses appear on another institution's transcript
For bachelor's degree and last 90 qtr/60 sem units; includes work in progress/planned. Transcripts must include coursework taken through Fall 2013 (and if available, degree completion). Some programs may require a separate set of transcripts to be sent directly to them. Please contact the Academic Department for more information.
5/9/2014 Within 30 days of CSU Mentor Application Submission
Official English Proficiency Exam Scores (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE)
- Required from all applicants, regardless of residency, who do not possess a baccalaureate (or advanced) degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction.
*Scores are valid for up to two years after test date.

Within 30 days of CSU Mentor Application Submission

(if applicable)

Official Final Transcript(s) with Undergraduate Degree Posted
- Required from admitted applicants for coursework/degree completed in Spring/Summer 2014
10/10/2014 10/10/2014

Missing any of the stated deadlines and enrollment criteria may prevent
admission eligible students from enrolling at Cal State L.A. for Fall
2014. There are no exceptions to these requirements, and enrollment may
not be deferred to a future quarter.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The CSU makes every effort
to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules
or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is
inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial
fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without
notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or
quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as

that are subject to change
upon approval by The Board of Trustees.