Application Deadlines

Meeting all deadlines is one way of showing that you are both serious and conscientious.

  • FALL ENROLLMENT – applications accepted October 1 – February 1

The priority application period for Graduate programs is October 1 through February 1. Completed applications, with all materials received in the Admissions office by February 1, will get priority consideration by the graduate program. Applications for which required materials arrive at the Admissions office after February 1 will subsequently be considered in the order received. The online application system will not accept any new applications after February 1. Please check the graduate program website for application requirements.

Please upload all required application materials to your Cal State Apply application.


The Biological Sciences and Environmental Systems graduate programs are not accepting applications for the Spring term.

The Natural Resources Graduate Program accepts applications for the Spring term beginning August 1 through September 30.

Biological Sciences

The department has facilities and faculty expertise that allow master’s students to complete their programs in almost any area of biology.

Biological Sciences Application Information

Engineering & Community Practice (M.S.)

This unique, one-year master’s degree program is designed for future engineering leaders who work with and within communities to sustain, restore, and protect our environment.

Engineering & Community Practice (M.S.) Application Information

Environmental Systems

Environmental Systems is an interdisciplinary Master of Science program that helps students better understand and shape the complex systems that underpin our society.

Environmental Systems Application Information

Natural Resources

The graduate program in Natural Resources is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to address natural resource problems and to carry out scientific investigations including design, implementation, and evaluation of research in their specific area of study.

Natural Resources Application Information