When should I apply?

Application deadlines may vary for different programs. Download the latest application deadline listing by program here [PDF]. Be sure to check with the program advisor for the program you are interested in. We strongly recommend completing the application process as soon as possible, as many programs and classes reach their maximum capacity quickly.

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What are the requirements for admission?

View general admission requirements on the Graduate Studies website. However, admissions criteria vary by graduate program. Contact the appropriate graduate program advisor to obtain the specific criteria and process for your chosen degree. The advisor will provide you with program information, application requirements, and deadlines. The advisor is there to answer any additional questions you may have.

Applicants for master’s degrees, credentials, or those interested in courses for personal or professional growth must file a complete university application within the published filing period. Applications submitted after the published priority deadline are subject to a nonrefundable late fee of $15.

In addition to the university application, most graduate program departments require an additional program application for the master’s degree or credential. The program advisor will let you know if you need to complete the additional application.

Copies of official transcripts from all previous institutions are required. Transcripts are considered official only when sent directly from one institution to another. Student copies or photocopies cannot be used as official transcripts.

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What if I don’t meet the general requirements for admission?

Applicants who don't meet the general admission criteria may be admitted to a program by special action taken by a program coordinator and school dean, upon demonstrating academic and professional potential.

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How do I check my admission status?

Contact the Admissions Office at (310) 243-3645 or online at My.CSUDH.EDU. For online status checks, use the account setup information you’ll receive from CSUDH after you apply.

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How do I set up my My.CSUDH.EDU online account?

Once you've been admitted, be sure to set up your My.CSUDH.EDU online account where you can register for classes, pay tuition, check email, schedule academic advising and much more, easily and quickly, from anywhere with an Internet connection. It's fast, easy and convenient. Here's how you do it:

  1. Go to My.CSUDH.EDU
  2. Click on the "Activate Your Account" link
  3. Enter your account activation information, which will be sent to you along with your admissions notice

Need to look up your username? You can retrieve it online here. You will need your nine-digit student ID number OR your social security number in order to retrieve your username.

Need to reset your password? You can reset it online here. You will need to enter your CSUDH username. Follow the online prompts to reset your password. You will be required to enter your six-digit date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number. You will be able to use your new password immediately after being reset.

Still need help? If you need further assistance in setting up your account, please contact our Help Desk at (310) 243-2500.

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