Application Deadlines

FALL 2016

Sacramento State operates under a completion deadline process. Your application must be filed and all transcripts, test scores, and documents must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies by the close of business on the final application filing deadline for your department. University applications are term specific, which means that Sacramento State will not defer or roll forward your application or admission from term to term. If you do not attend Sacramento State in the term designated on your application, then you must reapply and submit a new application and fee for the subsequent term you wish to start attending Sacramento State.

*** If you have not done so, please visit our Graduate Admissions section, which provides detailed information on how to apply to California State University, Sacramento. ***

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION MATERIALS: If the department requires additional documents, you can uploaded them using your My Sac State account at https://gradsup.webapps.csus.edu/.  Letters of Recommendations must be sent directly to the department in unopened envelopes from the recommender.  For more information on supplemental materials, please contact your department.

IMPORTANT!!: Students with International documents must submit transcripts/mark sheets at least one month prior to program deadline. Students with F or J visas must apply through International Admissions. Please contact the department for supplemental deadlines and applications.

**All dates and programs are subject to change without notice** If your program is not listed here, please check with your department for the deadline.


Master's/Doctorate Program Deadlines (By Major)

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

* GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units


Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Deadline Supplemental Department Application or Additional Materials Required
Anthropology ANTH MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Art Studio ART MA *2.5 February 15, 2016 Yes
Biological Sciences BIO MS 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution and Conservation) BIO MS 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Biological Sciences (Molecular and Cellular) BIO MS 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Biological Sciences (Grant Proposal) BIO MA 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Biological Sciences (Internship Project Report - Stem Cell) BIO MA 2.5 March 15, 2016 Yes
Business Administration BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Business Administration (Accountancy) BUS MS 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Business Administration (Business Analytics in Healthcare) BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Global Business) BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Business Administration (MBA for Executives) BUS MBA 2.5 June 26, 2016 No
Business Administration (Finance) BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2016 Yes
Business Administration (International MBA) - ON-CAMPUS BUS MBA 2.5 June 26, 2016 Yes
Business Administration (International MBA) - SINGAPORE BUS MBA 2.5 Not Accepting Applications Yes
Chemistry CHEM MS *2.5 March 1, 2016 Yes
Chemistry (Biochemistry) CHEM MS *2.5 March 1, 2016 Yes
Child Development COE MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Civil Engineering CE MS 2.8 March 1, 2016 Yes
Communication Studies COMS MA 3.00 or 3.25 in last 60/90 March 1, 2016 Yes
Computer Engineering CPE MS *3.0 March 1, 2016 No
Computer Science CSC MS *3.0 March 1, 2016 No
Computer Science (Software Engineering) CSC MS *3.0 March 1, 2016 No
Counseling (Career Counseling) COE MS TBA 2.5 and *3.0 January 11, 2016 Yes
Counseling (Marriage, Family and Child Counseling) COE MS TBA 2.5 and *3.0 January 11, 2016 Yes
Counseling (School Counseling) COE MS TBA 2.5 and *3.0 January 11, 2016 Yes
Criminal Justice CRJ MS *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Economics ECON MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 No
Education (Bilingual and Multicultural Education) COE MA *2.5 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education Doctorate (Community College) COE Ed.D. *3.00 and Masters March 1, 2016 Yes
Education Doctorate (K-12)
COE Ed.D. *3.00 and Masters March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Higher Education) COE MA *2.5 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Education Leadership and Policy Studies) COE MA *2.5 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Special Education)
COE MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Education Specialist in School Psychology) COE Ed.S. *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Special Education - Vocational Rehabilitation) COE MS *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Behavioral Studies; Gender Equity Studies) COE MA TBA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Curriculum and Instruction) COE MA TBA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Educational Technology - iMET) COE MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Language and Literacy) COE MA *3.0 Not Accepting Applications Yes
Electrical and Electronic Engineering EEE MS *3.0 March 1, 2016 No
English ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2016 Yes
English (Composition) ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2016 Yes
English (Creative Writing) ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2016 Yes
English (Literature) ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2016 Yes
Geology GEOL *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Government GOVT MA *3.0 March 15, 2016 Yes
History (Standard)
HIST MA *3.0 *Priority Deadline: January 15, 2016

Final Deadline:
March 1, 2016

*Applications received after the priority deadline, but before the final deadline will be considered on a space available basis
Yes
History (Public History) HIST MA *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
History (Public History Joint Doctorate) HIST Ph.D. TBA *3.0 December 5, 2015 Yes
Humanities
HUM MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Kinesiology (Exercise Science) KINS MS 2.8 overall or 3.0 in last 60 units March 1, 2016 Yes
Kinesiology (Movement Studies) KINS MS 2.8 overall or 3.0 in last 60 units March 1, 2016 Yes
Marine Science MSCI MS 3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
Mathematics MATH MA 2.5 March 1, 2016 No
Mechanical Engineering ME MS 2.5 March 1, 2016 No
Music MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
Music (Composition)
MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
Music (Conducting)
MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
Music (Performance)
MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
Nursing NURS MS 3.0 March 1, 2016 No
Physical Therapy Doctorate (Approved Applicants Only) PT DPT *2.5 February 15, 2016 Yes
Psychology (Industrial Organization) PSYC MA 2.5 January 15, 2016 Yes
Psychology (ABA) PSYC MA 2.5 January 15, 2016 Yes
Psychology (Doctoral Preparation) PSYC MA 2.5 January 15, 2016 Yes
Public Policy and Administration PPA MPPA *3.0 Priority: December 1, 2015
Regular*: March 1, 2016
*Application will only be reviewed if space is available
Yes
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration RPTA MS 2.75 June 3, 2016 Yes
Social Work SWRK MSW 2.8 January 17, 2016 Yes 
Sociology SOC MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Spanish FORL MA *3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Summer Spanish FORL MA *3.0 Not Accepting Applications Yes
Special Major (Approved Applicants Only) OGS MA/MS 3.0 February 15, 2016 Contact OGS for Approval to Apply
Speech Pathology SPHP MS 2.75 February 15, 2016 Yes
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) ENGL MA 3.0 March 1, 2016 Yes
Urban Land Development PPA MS 3.0 Priority: December 1, 2015
Regular*: March 1, 2016
*Application will only be reviewed if space is available
Yes

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Certificate Program Deadlines (By Major) 

* GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units

Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Deadline Supplemental Department Application or Additional Materials Required
Music - Post-Master's Performer's Certificate MUSC Certificate *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
TESOL Certificate ENGL Certificate 3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes

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Credential Program Deadlines (By Major)

* GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units

Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Deadline Supplemental Department Application or Additional Materials Required
Early Childhood Special Education COE Credential TBA 2.67 Not accepting applications No
School Nursing NURS Credential 3.0 March 1, 2016 No
Mild/Moderate Disabilities COE Credential 2.67 March 1, 2016
Yes
Moderate/Severe Disabilities COE Credential 2.67 March 1, 2016
Yes
MS Credential (Multiple Subject) COE Credential 2.67 March 1, 2016
Yes
Preliminary Administrative COE Credential 2.5 March 1, 2016 Yes
Professional Administrative COE Credential 2.5 March 1, 2016 Yes
PPS School Counseling COE Credential 2.5 and *3.0 January 12, 2016 Yes
PPS School Psychology COE Credential 2.5 and *3.0 February 1, 2016 Yes
SS Credential (Single Subject) COE Credential 2.67 March 1, 2016
Yes

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