International Admissions / Masters / Graduate Student
You are eligible to apply as a graduate student if you have earned a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. For a list of country specific requirements, please visit our Academic Documents page.
You must meet the following requirements:
Regardless of citizenship, all applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency before an admissions decision can be made.
|Masters/Graduate||550 or 80 iBT||6.5||58|
|Music||560 or 83 iBT||7.0||65|
|MBA/Graduate Business||570 or 88-89 iBT||7.0||65|
|TESOL||573 or 89 iBT (w/ 26 speaking)||7.0||65|
|Art with concentration in Graphic Design||85 iBT||6.5||58|
|Engineering and Computer Science||550 or 80 iBT||6.5||58|
|English||600 or 100 iBT||7.5||65|
|Social Work||575 or 88 iBT||7.0||65|
* Note: Graduate departments do not make exceptions for English scores below the minimum requirement.
Test of English as a Foreign Language Requirement (TOEFL)
To request your score report, visit the TOEFL website (Cal State Fullerton's Institutional Code is 4589).
Note: If you took your TOEFL test through a college or university, rather than an official ETS testing center, your score cannot be accepted.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTS is accepted in place of TOEFL as a test of English proficiency. Select California State University, Fullerton-Admissions & Records when choosing schools to receive your score. Visit the IELTS website to learn more.
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)
Pearson PTE is accepted in place of TOEFL as a standardized test of English proficiency. Visit the PTE website to learn more.
You may qualify for a waiver (and will not need to take an English Proficiency test) if you:
If you meet any of the above mentioned requirements, complete the TOEFL Waiver Form and send it in with your other admission materials.
After applying to the University, you will need to send transcripts showing proof of your previous education. In the United States, the academic record is called a "transcript." In other countries, these documents may be called by another name—such as mark sheets, leaving certificates or maturity certificates. Some Master's Programs require you to submit additional documents to complete your application.
International students must submit the official original-language transcript or mark sheets, as well as an official English translation if documents are not in English. For more information on which documents are required for each country, please visit our Academic Documents page.
Cal State Fullerton does not offer financial aid or assistance to international students. International student applicants must submit the International Student Financial Affidavit of Support, proof of funding (bank statement or sponsor letter) and a passport copy. An I-20 cannot be issued until these forms have been received and approved.
The average cost of one year of study, including housing and food, is approximately $34,615.
For step-by-step instructions and an application timeline of the admissions process, please visit our Apply to CSUF page.