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Graduate Program Application Requirements

Application for the desired graduate program - Graduate Program Application

Application Fee*: Non-refundable $45 application-processing fee.

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency.

Transcripts: Official sealed transcripts, graduation and/or completion/diploma certificates from all colleges and universities attended.

Recommendations: Completed on the online Recommendation Request form. Recommendations from family members or friends are not acceptable.

Essay/Personal Statement: Students must submit an essay that includes the criteria set forth in the program's essay prompt. Please refer to the individual program admissions requirements page.

English Language Proficiency: An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting a minimum score of 80 IBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).   

Interview: Successful interview(s) with the Director of the Graduate Program.

Additional requirements for some programs include, but are not limited to, items such as the following 

Prerequisite courses: Most programs require completion of prerequisite coursework. Please refer to the individual program's admission web page for more information (links below).

Resume: Required for MBA, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership and Adult Learning, and Science Education

Official test scores: GRE, GMAT, or TEAS (type of test and minimum score vary by program)

Research Writing Sample: Required for MA in English 

*$45 application fee is waived for current and former CBU students (excluding NursingCAS applications).

Submit all items by fax, email or mail to:

Graduate Admissions
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
FAX: 951.552.8700

Please refer to the individual program admission requirement page for more information. Links to these pages are below.

Athletic Training Admission Requirements

Counseling Ministry Admission Requirements

Counseling Psychology Admission Requirements

Dual Counseling/Forensic Psychology Admission Requirements

Education Admission Requirements

English Admission Requirements

Forensic Psychology Admission Requirements

Kinesiology Admission Requirements

MBA Admission Requirements

Music Admission Requirements

Nursing Admission Requirements