Application Information | Biological Sciences


Applications to any of the campuses of the California State University can be completed using an online resource called the CSUApply. This resource is free to use; students will only pay the application fee charged directly by the campus when an application for admission is submitted. CSUApply is the preferred method of application.

International applicants should visit the Cal State LA International Education web pages for application and admission information.


Graduate Program Admission Deadlines

Biological Sciences  
Biology, M.S.

March 16th, 2020

Graduate Certificate, Biotechnology

April 15th, 2020

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Pre-Health Professionals

April 15th, 2020

Deadlines for applications to the MS Biology program for the Fall 2020 term:  
·        Department –First review round*: February 14, 2020
·        Department –Second review round: March 16, 2020
·        University: March 16, 2020
*We will start reviewing applications and accepting students after this deadline.  

*More information about Spring and Fall admission deadlines.

Important Notice! Due to the California state budget crisis and its effect on the California State University system, many CSU programs are required to reduce their enrollment. It is best to apply as early as possible. You can visit the CSUApply Application Status Filing Report to which CSU campuses are currently accepting applications, which majors are opened or closed, and to read any messages left by the campus