Admission Procedures

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  1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions (before Oct 1st)
  2. Apply to University via Cal State Apply (Oct 1st - Mar 1st)
  3. Transcripts & Scores to Graduate Admissions (Oct 1st - Apr 1st)

    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • GRE test scores sent directly from ETS to institution 4682
  4. Apply/Upload Supplemental Material at
    Interfolio/Decision Desk (Dec 1st - Apr 1st)

    • e-Request Letters of Recommendation

      • Two letters from academic references
      • One letter from a professional reference
      • Provide your references' emails to Decision Desk
      • Only electronic recommendations are accepted
    • Upload Personal Statements to Decision Desk/Interfolio

      • Two-page double-spaced statement giving reasons for choosing Homeland Security as a degree objective
      • Two-page double-spaced statement on applicant's qualifications and degree-relevant life experiences
      • You do not need to complete the optional Personal Statement on CSUMentor
    • Upload Unofficial transcripts
    • Upload current résumé or curriculum vitæ
  5. Apply Early! starting Oct 1st, as we begin reviewing applications mid-October