Candidates for Master's programs must apply separately to both the university and the program by posted deadlines. Applications should be submitted at the same time. Program application deadlines may vary. Visit the College of Education website for specific program details, application guidelines and materials, and application deadlines (www.ced.csulb.edu/departments-programs). All university regulations governing the master's degree apply to college programs. Program requirements published in the university catalog in effect during the year a candidate advances to candidacy are the requirements the candidate will be held to (catalog rights). Candidates may take up to 6 units of course work that can be applied to the Master's program prior to program entry (units must be taken at postbaccalaureate level). This may be extended to 9 units, at the program coordinator's discretion and with approval of the associate dean, if the units are taken at CSULB.