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Graduate Student

What is a Graduate Applicant?

As a graduate applicant, you must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States or from an International Association of Universities accredited program. Depending on what program you apply to, there may be additional requirements including courses taken and GPA minimums.

Your Application

Learn more about our graduate application process and how to submit your application materials.

How to Apply

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Programs Available

We offer a variety of master's programs, concurrent degree programs, blended degree programs, credential programs and professional certificates.

Graduate Programs

Dates to remember

Learn about application due dates, financial aid filing periods, decision notifications and more. 

Dates and Deadlines

selection process

Review our admissions requirements and selection criteria, including your intended major, completed coursework, GPA and other variables. 

Selection Criteria

application help

Learn how to access the application through Cal State Apply, as well as tips to help you navigate and complete each of the sections.

Application Resources

Paying for grad school

Calculate and review your costs of attendance as well as learn about the various types of financial aid available. 

Cost and Aid

Accepted Students

Wondering what you need to do after you've been accepted? Learn more about the steps you need to take and the things to remember.

Once You're Accepted


Cal Poly offers Blended Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees in select programs.
These programs allow you to earn your Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the same time.