Providing Excellence in Education and Service to the Southern California Community since 1973
The hilltop portion on the 322-acre campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The various colleges are housed by 80 permanent buildings, 63 academic departments and programs, 24 centers, four institutes, and four clinics.
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The application process consists of two separate applications forms: One for the University and the other for the MPA program. Both applications should be submitted at the same time
Advancement to Candidacy forms should be filed after six units of course work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all graduate work attempted at CSULB after completion of a baccalaureate degree, fulfillment of the GWAR, and approval of candidate's program by a faculty advisor and the Director of the GCPPA.
Forms in PDF format
Advancement to Candidacy forms by degree option
A Request to Graduate form is filed with Enrollment Services, after your have submitted your Advancement to Candidacy to the GCPPA and it has been signed and approved.
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