Students should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 23 ACT (1070 combined critical reading and math SAT or SAT 1130 for tests taken March 2016 or later).
Admission to the master’s program requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and an English language proficiency examination are required for all international students. If the GRE is required, a minimum score on the Quantitative Reasoning section of the 60th percentile is required.
Admission to the doctoral program requires a minimum grade-point averages of 3.00 at the bachelor's and 3.25 at the master's level. The GRE General section is required of all applicants. Minimum scores at the 80th percentile on the Quantitative section and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section are usually required depending on the specialization area.
If an English language proficiency examination is required, then a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based exam, 78 on the internet exam (including at least 20 in reading, 21 in listening, 17 in writing, and 20 in speaking), 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 5.0 on the iTEP exam, or 213 on the computer-based exam, is required. Students who do not satisfy these requirements but who do satisfy the University's TOEFL requirements, will be tested upon arrival at CSU by the English as a Second Language Program. Depending on test results, students may be required to take a writing (ESL 502) and/or speaking (ESL 503) course.