Graduate Admission Requirements


Students who have completed an undergraduate degree can take their educational goals to the next level by applying for one of our Master’s or our Doctoral program. Stanislaus State presently does not conditionally admit applicants to graduate programs (Masters or Ph.D.) who have not provided a TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS Language Center Score with their application.

Upper Division Transfer Students

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable university credits
  • Must be in “good standing” with current or most recent college or university
  • University or college transcript (the official record of marks/scores/grades)
English Proficiency:
  • Attended a school full-time where English was the primary language of instruction for at least three years immediately preceding admission to Stanislaus State 
  • Transferring with college credit that meets the Stanislaus State General Education Area A2 (Written Communication) requirement
  • Completed over 60 graded units at a U.S. college or university
  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL PBT 500
  • TOEFL iBT 80


Term Orientation Phase 2 (in-person) First Day of Classes Last Day of Classes
Spring 2024 January 24, 2024 January 26, 2024 May 24, 2024
Fall 2024 August 19, 2024 August 21, 2024 December 16, 2024
Spring 2025 January 24, 2025 January 28, 2025 May 22, 2025

Individualized Graduate program Application deadlines vary.


Program Admission

In addition to Graduate admission, program admission is required to pursue a graduate degree or post baccalaureate credential. Students should apply at the same time to the Program and the Graduate School. Program admissions are competitive and many have specific application deadlines. Some programs have one admission date per year. For these reasons and to ensure full consideration, students are encouraged to apply to the program as early as possible. Master’s degree and credential program applicants may also be required to provide additional transcripts and test scores to their graduate program department or the Credentials Office. To determine your specific program’s requirements go to the Graduate School’s website and select your program. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the items you need to submit to your program, please contact Program Coordinators.

Await Confirmation of Application

  • If you apply online, you will receive an automatic email response confirming our receipt of your application.
  • If you submit a paper application by mail, we will email you to confirm receipt of your application.

Your application cannot be processed until all required materials are received.

Express mail your completed application to:

ATTN: International Education and Global Engagement
Stanislaus State
One University Circle, MSR 380
Turlock, California 95382 USA