Graduate Admission

Fall 2018 Application Filling Period:

Fall 2018 opens October 1st and all applications may be submitted online via the Cal State Apply online application or via Paper Application. If you have issues submitting the online application, please contact our office via email at

The majority of programs will have an April 1, 2018, filing deadline, but a handful have strict program deadlines before April 1. Please visit the Graduate Programs page for a complete list of available graduate programs at Sacramento State with a corresponding deadline and eligibility requirements.

Tips on Submitting the new Cal State Apply Online Application to Sacramento State.

How to Apply

  1. Submit an online graduate application at Cal State Apply or use the Paper Application

    Please note that a non-refundable application fee of $55 USD will need to be paid before submitting the application online using a credit/debit card or PayPal account.  Checks or money order are not be accepted. 

  2. Official English Proficiency Score Report (Institution Code: 4671)

    TOEFL - Minimum of 80 iBT
    IELTS - Minimum of 7.0 Band Score
    PTE Academic Score: 65

    NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

  3. Official GRE or GMAT Score Report (Institution Code: 4671) if required by the graduate program 

    NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

  4. Original or certified copies of Postsecondary Academic Credentials with English translations. All academic work must be included.

  5. Financial statement (no older than 6 months) and Sacramento State Financial Affidavit demonstrating source (sponsored, self-funded, etc.) and a minimum amount of $29,300 (USD) to support academic study at Sacramento State. (MBA applicants must show a minimum of $34,200).

  6. A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport.

  7. Additional Documentation (if required by the department).  Applicants must meet any additional program requirements as specified by the major department.

    Express mail your completed application documents to:
ATTN: International Admissions
International Programs & Global Engagement
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J St, Library 1001, MS 6012
Sacramento, CA - 95819-6012, USA

Already Received Your Admission Offer?

After being admitted, we will notify you via email of your admissions decision. Please visit the I-20 Mail Deliver Options and other Pre-Arrival Information

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