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Office of Graduate Studies

Fall 2017


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 Materials Required
Anthropology ANTH MA *3.0 March 1, 2017 Yes
Art Studio ART MA *2.5 February 15, 2017 Yes
Biological Sciences BIO MS 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution and Conservation) BIO MS 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Biological Sciences (Molecular and Cellular) BIO MS 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Biological Sciences (Grant Proposal) BIO MA 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Biological Sciences (Internship Project Report - Stem Cell) BIO MA 2.5 March 1, 2017 Yes
Business Administration BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Business Administration (Accountancy) BUS MS 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Business Administration (Business Analytics in Healthcare) BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Global Business) BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Business Administration (MBA for Executives) BUS MBA 2.5 June 26, 2017 No
Business Administration (Finance) BUS MBA 2.5 February 1, 2017 Yes
Business Administration (International MBA) - ON-CAMPUS BUS MBA 2.5 June 26, 2017 Yes
Chemistry CHEM MS *2.5 March 1, 2017 Yes
Chemistry (Biochemistry) CHEM MS *2.5 March 1, 2017 Yes
Child Development COE MA *3.0 February 15, 2017 Yes
Civil Engineering CE MS 2.8 March 1, 2017 Yes
Communication Sciences & Disorders
(Formerly Speech Pathology)
SPHP MS 2.75 February 15, 2017 Yes
Communication Studies COMS MA 3.00 or 3.25 in last 60/90 March 1, 2017 Yes
Computer Engineering CPE MS *3.0 March 1, 2017 No
Computer Science CSC MS *3.0 March 1, 2017 No
Computer Science (Software Engineering) CSC MS *3.0 March 1, 2017 No
Counseling (Career Counseling) COE MS TBA 2.5 and *3.0 December 30, 2016 Yes
Counseling (Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling) COE MS TBA 2.5 and *3.0 December 30, 2016 Yes
Counseling (School Counseling) COE MS 2.5 and *3.0 December 30, 2016 Yes
Counseling (Vocational Rehabilitation) COE MS *3.0 January 20, 2017 Yes
Criminal Justice CRJ MS *3.0 March 1, 2017 Yes
Economics ECON MA *3.0 March 1, 2017 No
Education (Bilingual and Multicultural Education) COE MA *2.5 Not Accepting Applications Yes
Education Doctorate (Community College) COE Ed.D. *3.00 and Masters

*Priority Deadline: December 1, 2016


Final Deadline: March 1, 2017

*Applications received after the priority deadline, but before the final deadline will be considered on a space available basis

Yes
Education Doctorate (K-12)
COE Ed.D. *3.00 and Masters

*Priority Deadline: December 1, 2016


Final Deadline: March 1, 2017

*Applications received after the priority deadline, but before the final deadline will be considered on a space available basis

Yes
Education (Higher Education) COE MA *2.5 February 15, 2017 Yes
Education (Education Leadership and Policy Studies P-12) COE MA *2.5 February 15, 2017 Yes
Education (Special Education)
COE MA *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
Education (Education Specialist in School Psychology) COE Ed.S. *3.0 January 15, 2017 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Behavioral Studies; Gender Equity Studies) COE MA *3.0 March 1, 2017 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Curriculum and Instruction) COE MA *3.0 February 15, 2017 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Educational Technology - iMET) COE MA *3.0 February 15, 2017 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Language and Literacy) COE MA *3.0 February 15, 2017 Yes
Electrical and Electronic Engineering EEE MS *3.0 March 1, 2017 No
English ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2017 Yes
English (Composition) ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2017 Yes
English (Creative Writing) ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2017 Yes
English (Literature) ENGL MA *2.75 March 1, 2017 Yes
Geology GEOL *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
Government GOVT MA *3.0 March 15, 2017 Yes
History (Standard)
HIST MA *3.0 *Priority Deadline: January 15, 2017

Final Deadline: March 1, 2017

*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, 2017 Yes
History (Public History Joint Doctorate) HIST Ph.D. TBA *3.0 December 5, 2016 Yes
Humanities
HUM MA *3.0 March 1, 2017 Yes
Kinesiology (Exercise Science) KINS MS 2.8 overall or 3.0 in last 60 units March 1, 2017 Yes
Kinesiology (Movement Studies) KINS MS 2.8 overall or 3.0 in last 60 units March 1, 2017 Yes
Marine Science MSCI MS 3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
Mathematics MATH MA 2.5 March 1, 2017 No
Mechanical Engineering ME MS 2.5 overall (3.0 in upper division Engineering courses) March 1, 2017 No
Music MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
Music (Composition)
MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
Music (Conducting)
MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
Music (Performance)
MUSC MM *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
Nursing NURS MS 3.0 March 1, 2017 No
Physical Therapy Doctorate (Approved Applicants Only) PT DPT *2.5 February 15, 2017 Yes
Psychology (Industrial Organization) PSYC MA 2.5 Not Accepting Applications Yes
Psychology (ABA) PSYC MA 2.5 January 15, 2017 Yes
Psychology (Doctoral Preparation) PSYC MA 2.5 January 15, 2017 Yes
Public Policy and Administration PPA MPPA *3.0

*Priority Deadline:December 1, 2016

Final Deadline: March 1, 2017


*Applications received after the priority deadline, but before the final deadline will be considered on a space available basis

Yes
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration RPTA MS 2.75 March 1, 2017 Yes
Social Work SWRK MSW 2.8 January 17, 2017 Yes 
Sociology SOC MA *3.0 March 1, 2017 Yes
Spanish FORL MA *3.0 March 1, 2017 Yes
Summer Spanish FORL MA *3.0 Not Accepting Applications Yes
Special Major (Approved Applicants Only) OGS MA/MS 3.0 February 15, 2017 Contact OGS for Approval to Apply
Speech Pathology
(See Communication Sciences & Disorders
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) ENGL MA 3.0 March 1, 2017 Yes
Urban Land Development PPA MS 3.0

*Priority Deadline: December 1, 2016

Final Deadline: March 1, 2017

*Applications received after the priority deadline, but before the final deadline will be considered on a space available basis

Yes



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 Materials Required
Music - Post-Master's Performer's Certificate MUSC Certificate *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
TESOL Certificate ENGL Certificate 3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes

 



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  Materials Required
Early Childhood Special Education COE Credential TBA 2.67 Not accepting applications No
School Nursing NURS Credential 3.0 March 1, 2017 No
Mild/Moderate Disabilities COE Credential 2.67 March 1, 2017
Yes
Moderate/Severe Disabilities COE Credential 2.67 March 1, 2017
Yes
MS Credential (Multiple Subject) COE Credential 2.67 February 1, 2017
Yes
Preliminary Administrative COE Credential 2.5 February 15, 2017 Yes
Professional Administrative COE Credential 2.5 February 15, 2017 Yes
PPS School Counseling COE Credential 2.5 and *3.0 December 30, 2016 Yes
PPS School Psychology COE Credential 2.5 and *3.0 February 1, 2017 Yes
SS Credential (Single Subject) COE Credential 2.67 February 1, 2017
Yes