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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Graduate Degree and Advanced Credential programs offered by the CSULB College of Education.  We are pleased to know you are considering furthering your education at CSULB.

At the graduate level, two applications are required: (1) one to the University for graduate admission, and (2) one to the specific program to which you are applying. You may apply to only one CSULB graduate program per admission cycle.

University Application

Applications for admission to the University may be completed online on Cal State Apply www.calstate.edu/apply

If possible, please submit your University application BEFORE submitting the program application (information about the program application below); both the university and program applications are due no later than the deadline on the first page of the program application.


Official Transcripts

Official transcripts should be submitted to CSULB immediately after you complete the university application on CSU Mentor.  An official transcript is required from each college and university you have attended. This includes the campus where your degree was earned, as well as community colleges and any university extension coursework.

Official transcripts should be mailed to:

          California State University, Long Beach
          Enrollment Services/Admissions
          1250 Bellflower Boulevard, BH-123
          Long Beach, CA  90840-0106

Program Application

You may download College of Education Graduate Degree and Advanced Credential program applications on the Program Deadlines and Application Packets page. If you are unable to access a computer to download the application, please call 562-985-8476. Each specific program application contains specific information about deadlines and the University and application process.

Program applications must be submitted as one completed packet to:

          California State University, Long Beach
          College of Education, Graduate Studies
          1250 Bellflower Boulevard, EED-7
          Long Beach, CA 90840-2201

Please do not submit program application items separately.  Program applications may be submitted in person or via U.S. mail, but must arrive at our office by the stated deadline. If a deadline falls on the weekend or a campus-observed holiday, program applications will be accepted the next business day, however please note that the university application must be submitted by the deadline.



International Applicants

We encourage international applicants to consider our graduate degree and advanced credential programs. International applicants planning to attend on a J1 or F1 VISA have additional requirements for admission, and can find admission information at the Center for International Education. For specific questions about the admissions process, please send an e-mail to the Center for International Education at cie-admission@csulb.edu.

Please note that some of our programs have earlier deadlines for international (F1 or J1 VISA) applicants. Please verify all deadline dates in the application packet on the Program Deadlines and Application Packets page.

Choosing a Program



Ed. D. in Educational Leadership Program

CSULB offers Doctor of Education degree, specifically an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. For additional information about the Ed.D. program, please call 562-985-4998 or visit the Educational Leadership website. Applications for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership are submitted to the Educational Leadership Department office located in AS 206.

Initial Teaching Credentials

Applicants interested in a credential to teach elementary, middle or high school, or to teach special education will need to earn an initial teaching credential (Multiple Subject Credential, Single Subject Credential, or Education Specialist Credential). For additional information about initial teaching credential program, please call 562-985-1105 or visit the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) website



last updated — Sep 29, 2017