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Prospective Graduate Students

Cal Poly offers over 45 master’s degree programs covering all of our six colleges: CAFES, CAED, CENG, CLA, CSM/SOE and OCOB. A complete listing of our graduate programs can be found at the Graduate Programs Link.

For more information about graduate programs, please contact us.

Admission to Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate Programs

All graduate master’s degree and graduate certificate applicants must file a complete graduate application as described in the admission materials at www.csumentor.edu. See the step-by-step instructions for the CSU Mentor Application (PDF). Applicants who completed undergraduate degree requirements on a CSU campus and graduated the preceding term are also required to complete and submit an application and the $55 nonrefundable application fee. Applicants for master’s degree programs may only apply to one program at a time and the application cannot be transferred to another program. The procedures for graduate program applicants can be found on the Admissions website. Contact the Cal Poly Admissions Office if you have questions about the application process.

The CSU advises prospective students that they must supply complete and accurate information on their application for admission along with certified transcripts of all previous academic work attempted. Failure to file complete, accurate, and authentic documents may result in denial of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, or expulsion (Section 41301, Article 1.1, Title 5, California Code of Regulations).

In addition to CSU Mentor, applicants must follow the Interfolio links found next to each Master's Degree Program and provide the following information: 1) statement of purpose, 2) upload an official transcript obtained from your undergraduate institution, 3) provide GPA and GRE results, and 4) have official letters of reccomendation uploaded from 3 individuals.

Admission to Professional Certificate Programs

All professional certificate applicants must file a complete application by following the Interfolio links found next to each Certificate Program. Applications can be completed anytime throughout the year. Applicants must supply complete and accurate information along with un-official transcripts of all previous academic work attempted. Failure to file complete, accurate, and authentic documents may result in denial of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, or expulsion (Section 41301, Article 1.1, Title 5, California Code of Regulations).

Contact the Cal Poly Extended Education Office if you have questions about the application process. Extended Education does not guarantee that Professional Certificate courses will be offered unless adequate enrollments are realized. Applicants for certificates involving on-line courses will not be accepted from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland and Minnesota; pending interstate distance education regulations.

 

For additional questions regarding the application process, please email us at gradadmissions@calpoly.edu.

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