How to Apply
Applications are considered year-round. Admitted students may start the program at the beginning of any term.
|Fall Term (Aug-Nov)||
|Winter Term (Nov-Feb)||
|Spring Term (Feb-May)||January 15|
|Summer Term (May-Aug)||April 15|
Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:
- A completed application and application fee (non-refundable).
- Graduate Program Advisement with a graduate admission counselor.
- Official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S.
institution. Normally a grade point average of approximately 3.0 in upper division
undergraduate work is expected. Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified
e-transcript or mail. We recommend e-transcript if available at your institution.
By email: By mail:
If a selection list is available please choose: California Lutheran University
California Lutheran University 60 West Olsen Road, #2200
or use the following email address Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
for direct entry: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal statement
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
scores may be waived for candidates who present an official transcript of previous
college work from a regionally accredited college or university reflecting any one
of the following criteria:
- An undergraduate, upper-division grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
- A combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the most recent 60 credits of study consisting of any of the following: graduate course work, upper division post baccalaureate course work (exclusive of extension or continuing education work), and upper division undergraduate course work
- A minimum of nine credits of graduate course work completed with a 3.50 grade point average
- A previously earned master's degree Note: All applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at an institution outside of the U.S. must submit GRE or GMAT scores and have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
Prospective international students: please see international application procedures.