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Graduate Programs & Deadlines

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 Application Information & Procedures section, which provides detailed information on how to apply to California State University, Sacramento.

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Supplemental Application Materials

If the department requires additional documents, you can uploaded them using your My Sac State account at https://gradsup.webhost.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.

If your program requires supplemental materials to be submitted as part of your admission application, and you need accommodation to help with the submission, please contact your graduate program to make the request.

IMPORTANT!! Students with foreign 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.

Note: Special session is funded entirely from student fees and therefore the cost is greater than the tuition for regular session programs.

For Applicants To Programs That Lead To Licensure Or Credentialing

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the department or program.

Applicant Information

Fall 2020 Programs & Deadlines

Spring 2020 Programs & Deadlines

Fall 2020 Graduate Programs & Deadlines

Master's/Doctorate Program Deadlines (By Major)

  1. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted
  2. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units of undergraduate work attempted
  3. 2.67 GPA in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate coursework OR
  4. 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted.
  5. GPA calculated from the last undergraduate or graduate degree completed.

Please Note: For PRIORITY DEADLINES, applications received after the priority deadline, but before the final deadline, will be considered on a space available basis.

Major Degree Department Contact Information Minimum GPA Requirement Required Tests Deadline Supplemental Materials Required
Anthropology MA Jacob Fisher
(916) 278-6452
3.01 GRE March 1, 2020 Yes
Art Studio MA Andrew Connelly
(916) 278-6166
2.51 None March 1, 2020 Yes
Biological Sciences MS Jim Baxter
(916) 278-6535
2.5 GRE February 1, 2020 Yes
Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution and Conservation) MS Jim Baxter
(916) 278-6535
2.5 GRE February 1, 2020 Yes
Biological Sciences (Molecular and Cellular) MS Jim Baxter
(916) 278-6535
2.5 GRE February 1, 2020 Yes
Biological Sciences (Grant Proposal) MA Jim Baxter
(916) 278-6535
2.5 GRE February 1, 2020 Yes
Biological Sciences (Internship Project Report - Stem Cell) MA Kimberly Mulligan
(916) 278-6535
2.5 GRE February 1, 2020 Yes
Business Administration MBA MBA Program Services (MPS)
(916) 278-6772
2.5 GMAT/GRE February 15, 2020 Yes
Business Administration (Business Analytics in Healthcare concentration) MBA MBA Program Services (MPS)
(916) 278-6772
2.5 GMAT/GRE February 15, 2020 Yes
Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Global Business concentration) MBA MBA Program Services (MPS)
(916) 278-6772
2.5 GMAT/GRE February 15, 2020 Yes
Business Administration (Finance concentration) MBA MBA Program Services (MPS)
(916) 278-6772
2.5 GMAT/GRE February 15, 2020 Yes
Business Administration (MS Accountancy) MSA Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) Admissions
(916) 278-2895
2.5 GMAT/GRE March 1, 2020 Yes
Business Administration (MBA for Executives) MBA EMBA Admissions
(916) 278-5767
2.5 GMAT/GRE June 26, 2020 No
Business Administration (International MBA) - ON-CAMPUS MBA International MBA (IMBA) On Campus Admissions
(916) 278-6464
2.5 GMAT/GRE June 26, 2020 Yes
Chemistry MS Susan Crawford
(916) 278-6684
2.5 None March 1, 2020 Yes
Chemistry (Biochemistry) MS Susan Crawford
(916) 278-6684
2.5 None March 1, 2020 Yes
Child Development MA Patrick Pieng
(916) 278-6639
3.01 None March 1, 2020 Yes
Civil Engineering MS Ghazan Khan
(916) 278-6982
2.8 GRE scores if a student does not have an ABET-accredited engineering degree or meet the minimum 2.8 GPA requirement March 1, 2020 Yes
Communication Sciences & Disorders
(Formerly Speech Pathology)
MS Darla Hagge
(916) 278-4661
2.75 GRE (if GPA below 3.5 in Speech Pathology coursework) February 15, 2020 Yes
Communication Studies MA Shawna Malvini Redden
(916) 278-6688
3.00 or 3.252 GRE Priority Deadline: January 15, 2020
Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
Yes
Computer Engineering MS Behnam Arad
(916) 278-6844
3.01 GRE March 1, 2020 No
Computer Science MS Jinsong Ouyang
(916) 278-6834
3.01 GRE March 1, 2020 No
Computer Science (Software Engineering) MS Jinsong Ouyang
(916) 278-6834
3.01 GRE March 1, 2020 No
Counseling (Career Counseling) MS Sangmin Park
(916) 278-6639
3.01 Contact Dept. December 20, 2019 Yes
Counseling (Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling) MS Jessica Moreno
(916) 278-6639
3.01 Contact Dept. December 20, 2019 Yes
Counseling (School Counseling) MS Carly Scarton
(916) 278-6639
3.01 Contact Dept. December 20, 2019 Yes
Counseling (Vocational Rehabilitation) MS Michele Mahr
(916) 278-6639
3.01 Contact Dept. December 20, 2020 Yes
Criminal Justice MS Yvette Farmer
(916) 278-6487
3.01 GRE March 1, 2020 Yes
Doctorate in Audiology Au.D. Laura Gaeta
(916) 278-4701
3.0 GRE February 15,
2020
Yes
Economics MA Jonathan Kaplan
(916) 278-6223
3.01 GRE March 1, 2020 No
Education (Multicultural Education) MA Albert Lozano
(916) 278-6639
2.51 Contact Dept. March 1, 2020 Yes
Education Doctorate (Community College) Ed.D. Rose Borunda
(916) 278-2282
3.00 and Masters GRE Priority Deadline: December 10, 2019
Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
Yes
Education Doctorate (K-12) Ed.D. Rose Borunda
(916) 278-2282
3.0 and Masters GRE Priority Deadline: December 10, 2019
Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
Yes
Education (Higher Education) MA Geni Cowan
(916) 278-6639
2.51 Contact Dept. March 1, 2020 Yes
Education (Education Leadership and Policy Studies P-12) MA Geni Cowan
(916) 278-6639
2.51 Contact Dept. March 1, 2020 Yes
Education (Education Specialist in School Psychology) Ed.S. Steve Brock
(916) 278-6639
3.0 Contact Dept. February 1, 2020 Yes
Education (Special Education) MA Jean Gonsier-Gerdin
(916) 278-6639
2.51 Contact Dept. Not Accepting Applications Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Behavioral Sciences; Gender Equity Studies) MA Sherrie Carinci
(916) 278-6639
2.51 Contact Dept. April 1, 2020 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Curriculum and Instruction) MA Chris Boosalis
(916) 278-6639
3.01 Contact Dept. Not Accepting Applications Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Curriculum and Instruction) - ONLINE THROUGH CCE MA David Jelinek
(916) 278-6639
3.01 Contact Dept. July 1, 2020 Yes
Education (Teacher Education - Educational Technology - iMET) MA Mark Rodriguez
(916) 278-6639
2.51 Contact Dept. April 1, 2020 No
Education (Teacher Education - Language and Literacy) MA Porfirio Loeza
(916) 278-6639
2.51 Contact Dept. April 1, 2020 Yes
Electrical and Electronic Engineering MS Preetham B. Kumar
(916) 278-6320
3.02   February 1, 2020 No
English MA Doug Rice
(916) 278-6586
3.001   March 1, 2020 Yes
English (Composition) MA Doug Rice
(916) 278-6586
3.001   March 1, 2020 Yes
English (Creative Writing) MA Doug Rice
(916) 278-6586
3.001   March 1, 2020 Yes
English (Literature) MA Doug Rice
(916) 278-6586
3.001   March 1, 2020 Yes
Geology   Amelia Vankeuren
(916) 278-6337
2.5   February 1, 2020 Yes
Government (see Political Science)            
History (Standard) MA Nikolaos Lazaridis
(916) 278-6206
3.01   February 15, 2020 Yes
History (Public History) MA Anne Lindsay
(916) 278-6206
3.01   February 1, 2020 Yes
History (Public History Joint Doctorate) Ph.D. TBA 3.01   December 15, 2019 Yes
Humanities MA Harvey Stark
(916) 278-6444
3.01   March 1, 2020 Yes
Kinesiology (Exercise Science) MS Katherine Jamieson
(916) 278-6441
2.8 or 3.01   March 1, 2020 Yes
Kinesiology (Movement Studies) MS Katherine Jamieson
(916) 278-6441
2.8 or 3.01   March 1, 2020 Yes
Mathematics MA Tracy Hamilton
(916) 278-6533
2.5   March 1, 2020 No
Marine Science MS Jim Baxter
(916) 278-6535
2.5   February 1, 2020 Yes
Mechanical Engineering MS Troy Topping
(916) 278-6624
2.5   March 1, 2020 No
Music (Composition) MM Matthew Morse
(916) 278-5191
3.01   February 1, 2020 Yes
Music (Conducting) MM Matthew Morse
(916) 278-5191
3.01   February 1, 2020 Yes
Music (Performance) MM Matthew Morse
(916) 278-5191
3.01   February 1, 2020 Yes
Nursing MS Samantha Blackburn
(916) 278-1505
3.0 or 3.01   March 1, 2020 No
Physical Therapy Doctorate (Approved Applicants Only) DPT Bryan Coleman-Salgado
(916) 278-6661
3.0   February 15, 2020 Yes
Political Science (formerly Government) MA Brian DiSarro
(916) 278-6202
3.01   March 1, 2020 Yes
Psychology (Industrial Organization) MA Lisa Bohon
(916) 278-7595
2.5   Not Accepting Applications Yes
Psychology (ABA) MA Lisa Bohon
(916) 278-7595
2.5   January 15, 2020 Yes
Psychology (General) MA Lisa Bohon
(916) 278-7595
2.5   January 15, 2020 Yes
Public Health MPH Jessika Morrison
(916) 278-5878
3.05   March 1, 2020 Yes
Public Policy and Administration MPPA Ted Lascher
(916) 278-6557
3.0 or 3.01   Priority Deadline: December 1, 2018
Final Deadline: March 1, 2019
Yes
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration MS Lisa Jorgensen-Easterla
(916) 278-6752
2.75   March 1, 2020 Yes
Social Work MSW Tyler Arguello
(916) 278-6943
2.81  GRE January 10, 2020 Yes
Sociology MA Jacqueline Carrigan
(916) 278-6522
3.01   March 1, 2020 Yes
Spanish MA Euisuk Kim
(916) 278-6333
3.01   March 1, 2020 Yes
Special Major (Approved Applicants Only) MA/MS Office of Graduate Studies Email
(916) 278-6470
3.0   February 15, 2020 Contact OGS for Approval to Apply
Speech Pathology
(See Communication Sciences & Disorders
           
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Julian Heather
(916) 278-6586
3.0   March 1, 2020 Yes
Urban Land Development MS Rob Wassmer
(916) 278-6557
3.0   Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
Yes

Fall 2020 Certificate Program Deadlines (By Major)

  1. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted
  2. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units of undergraduate work attempted
  3. 2.67 GPA in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate coursework OR a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted

Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Required Tests Deadline Supplemental Materials Required
Educational Technology (Post Master's Certificate of Competency) EDTE Certificate College of Education 3.0   January 15, 2020  
Music (Post-Master's Performer's Certificate) MUSC Certificate Matthew Morse 278-5191 3.01   February 1, 2020 Yes
TESOL Certificate ENGL Certificate Julian Heather 278-6586 3.0   February 1, 2019 Yes

Fall 2020 Credential Program Deadlines (By Major)

  • GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted
  • GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units of undergraduate work attempted
  • 2.67 GPA in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate coursework OR a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted

Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Required Tests Deadline Supplemental  Materials Required
Early Childhood Special Education COE Credential Linda Lugea
(916) 278-6155
2.673/2.75   April 1, 2020 Yes
Mild/Moderate Disabilities COE Credential Linda Lugea
(916) 278-6155
2.673/2.75   April 1, 2020 Yes
Moderate/Severe Disabilities COE Credential Linda Lugea
(916) 278-6155
2.673/2.75   April 1, 2020 Yes
MS Credential (Multiple Subject) COE Credential Linda Lugea
(916) 278-6155
2.673/2.75   February 1, 2020 Yes
Preliminary Administrative COE Credential Geni Cowan 2.51   March 1, 2020 Yes
PPS School Counseling COE Credential Carly Scarton 2.5 and 3.01   December 20, 2019 Yes
PPS School Psychology COE Credential Steve Brock
(916) 278-6639
2.5 and 3.01   February 1, 2020 Yes
SS Credential (Single Subject) COE Credential Linda Lugea
(916) 278-6155
2.673/2.75   February 1, 2020 Yes

Spring 2020 Graduate Programs & Deadlines

Spring 2020 Admission Opens on August 1st, 2019

Spring 2020 Master's/Doctorate Program Deadlines (By Major)

  1. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted
  2. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units of undergraduate work attempted
  3. 2.67 GPA in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate coursework OR a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted

Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Required Tests Deadline Supplemental Materials Required
Anthropology ANTH MA Jacob Fisher 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
Art Sudio ART MA Andrew Connelly 2.51   September 15, 2019 Yes
Business Administration BUS MBA MBA Program Services (MPS) 2.5   September 15, 2019 Yes
Business Administration (MS Accountancy) BUS MSA   2.5   October 1, 2019 Yes
Business Administration (Business Analytics in Healthcare concentration) BUS MBA MBA Program Services (MPS) 2.5   September 15, 2019 Yes
Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Global Business concentration) BUS MBA MBA Program Services (MPS) 2.5   September 15, 2019 Yes
Business Administration (MBA for Executives) BUS MBA   2.5   January 15, 2020 No
Business Administration (Finance concentration) BUS MBA MBA Program Services (MPS) 2.5   September 15, 2019 Yes
Business Administration (International MBA - On-Campus) BUS MBA   2.5   December 1, 2019 Yes
Civil Engineering CE MS Ghazan Khan 2.8 GRE scores if a student does not have an ABET-accredited engineering degree or meet the minimum 2.8 GPA requirement September 15, 2019 Yes
Communication Studies COMS MA Shawna Malvini Redden 3.020 or 3.25 in last 60/90   September 15, 2019 Yes
Computer Engineering CPE MS Behnam Arad 3.01   September 15, 2019 No
Computer Science CSC MS Jinsong Ouyang 3.01   September 15, 2019 No
Computer Science (Software Engineering) CSC MS Jinsong Ouyang 3.01   September 15, 2019 No
Economics ECON MA Jonathan Kaplan 3.01   September 15, 2019 No
Electrical and Electronic Engineering EEE MS Preetham B. Kumar 3.02   September 15, 2019 No
English ENGL MA Doug Rice 3.001   September 15, 2019 Yes
English (Composition) ENGL MA Doug Rice 3.001   September 15, 2019 Yes
English (Creative Writing) ENGL MA Doug Rice 3.001   September 15, 2019 Yes
English (Literature) ENGL MA Doug Rice 3.001   September 15, 2019 Yes
Geology GEOL   Dave Shimabukuro 2.5   September
30, 2019
Yes
History (Standard) HIST MA Nikolaos Lazaridis 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
History (Public History) HIST MA Anne Lindsay 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
Humanities HUM MA Harvey Stark 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
Mechanical Engineering ME MS Troy Topping 2.5   September 15, 2019 No
Music (Composition) MUSC MM Matthew Morse 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
Music (Conducting) MUSC MM Matthew Morse 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
Music (Performance) MUSC MM Matthew Morse 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
Nursing (School Nurse through CCE) CCE MS Samantha Blackburn 3.0/3.01   January 15, 2020 No
Political Science (formerly Government) POLS MA Brian DiSarro 3.01   September
30, 2019
Yes
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration RPTA MS Lisa Jorgensen-Easterla 2.75   September 15, 2019 Yes
Spanish FORL MA Euisuk Kim 3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) ENGL MA Julian Heather 3.0   September 15, 2019 Yes

Spring 2020 Certificate Program Deadlines (By Major)

  1. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted
  2. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units of undergraduate work attempted
  3. 2.67 GPA in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate coursework OR a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted

Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Required Tests Deadline Supplemental Materials Required
Music - Post-Master's Performer's Certificate MUSC Certificate   3.01   September 15, 2019 Yes

Spring 2020 Credential Program Deadlines (By Major)

  1. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted
  2. GPA calculated using last 60 semester units/90 quarter units of undergraduate work attempted
  3. 2.67 GPA in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate coursework OR a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units/90 quarter units attempted

Major Dept. Degree Department Contact Minimum GPA Requirement Required Tests Deadline Supplemental  Materials Required
Early Childhood Special Education COE Credential Linda Lugea 2.673/2.75   September
30, 2019
Yes
Mild/Moderate Disabilities COE Credential Linda Lugea  2.67/2.753   September 15, 2019 Yes
Mild/Moderate Disabilities with Multiple Subject COE Credential Linda Lugea  2.67/2.753   September 15, 2019 Yes
Moderate/Severe Disabilities COE Credential Linda Lugea  2.67/2.753   September 15, 2019 Yes
Moderate/Severe Disabilities with Multiple Subject COE Credential Linda Lugea  2.67/2.753   September 15, 2019 Yes
MS Credential (Multiple Subject) COE Credential Linda Lugea  2.67/2.753   September 15, 2019 Yes
School Nursing through CCE CCE Credential   3.01   January 15, 2020 No
SS Credential (Single Subject) COE Credential Linda Lugea 2.67/2.753   September 15, 2019 Yes