How to Apply

Applications are considered year-round. Admitted students may start the program at the beginning of any term.


Priority Application Deadlines
Fall Term (Aug-Nov)

July 15

Winter Term (Nov-Feb)

October 1

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:

  1. A completed application and nonrefundable application fee
  2. Official Transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university verifying the applicant’s bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Normally, a grade point average of approximately 3.0 or higher 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:

    Note: All applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at an institution outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree. All international students applying to the MSIT program must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. A minimum score of 88 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS is expected.
  3. Two Academic or Professional Recommendations
  4. Personal statement
  5. Graduate Program Advisement with an Admission Counselor                                                   

Prospective international students: please see international application procedures.

Foundation courses may be needed for those who do not meet prerequisite requirements into the program. Such foundation courses do not count towards the degree.