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 non-refundable application fee
  2. Graduate Program Advisement with an admission counselor
  3. 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 vai certified e-transcript or mail. We recommend e-transcript if available at your institution.
    1. By email:
      If a selection list is available please choose:
      California Lutheran University
      or use the following email address
      for direct entry:

    2. By mail:
      California Lutheran University
      60 West Olsen Road, #2200
      Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
  4. Two academic or professional recommendations
  5. Personal statement

If you have any questions, please call (805) 493-3325 to speak with an admission counselor.