CSUN admits those who apply for admission to the Master of Public Administration program in one of two categories: (1) Classified or (2) Conditionally Classified.
Note: Admission to the MPA program is competitive and admission files are adjudicated based on all contents of the file, including the personal statement. In addition, it is important to achieve full classified standing prior to completing more than 12 units of graduate coursework on the program of study. No more than 12 units of work taken prior to attaining fully classified status will be applied to a master’s degree program.
English Proficiency Requirements for International Applicants
The English language tests and minimum scores listed in the table below are accepted by CSUN for graduate applicants for MPA.
|Test Name and Website||Minimum Score Required for Graduate Students||Send Score Directly To CSUN|
|TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language||— Computer-based score: 213
— Internet Based score: 79
— Paper-based score: 550
|Use CSUN School Code 4707.|
|IELTS - International English Language Test System||6.5 or higher
||Have IELTS send a copy of your Test Report Form to CSUN.|
|PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English||58 or higher||Online through your PTE Academic Account|
Exception: If a graduate applicant has earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university in the U.S., the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam is not required.
If a graduate applicant has earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university outside the U.S. where English is the principal language of instruction, the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam is not required. Please note:
Admission to the University
Students must submit an online application to the MPA program and be admitted prior to taking the first class in the program. Students are required to provide official transcripts from the required institutions of higher education.