To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following minimum University requirements:
Applicants who meet the above requirements will be reviewed by CSUN's Department of Recreation and Tourism Management for these additional department admission requirements:
Applicants with a 2.5 – 2.99 undergraduate CGPA are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test and submit exam scores electronically to CSUN using Institution Code 4707 by the application close date. Applicants must earn a score in the fiftieth percentile on either the Verbal Reasoning section or the Quantitative Reasoning section, or a minimum of 4.5 on the Analytical Writing section. Applicants who do not achieve one of these benchmarks on the first attempt may retake the exam and resubmit scores by the application close date. Visit the GRE website for more information about the exam and to register for the exam nearest you. Applicants are responsible for all exam fees. NOTE: Applicants with a 2.5 – 2.99 undergraduate CGPA who went on to earn an acceptable post-baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.
If offered admission, any applicant who did not satisfy the Upper-Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) requirement as a student at a California State University will be required to pass this exam in order to achieve "Classified" status. Students must receive a minimum score of 8. Students who do not achieve this benchmark are required to repeat the exam until this benchmark is achieved. The UDWPE can be waived if the student has taken the GRE General Test and scored 3.0 or above on the Analytical Writing section. Visit CSUN's UDWPE page for more information. Online students will need to make arrangements to have the UDWPE proctored at their location if they are unable to take the exam on the CSUN campus. Students are responsible for all exam fees.
Because of the nature of an online program, participants must have a least a basic level of knowledge of, and the ability to use, common computer programs including email, word processing and Microsoft Excel. Staff from The Tseng College can initially orient participants to use the online learning management system (LMS), Moodle, for the course work in the program. However, participants must understand that there is an expectation that they have acquired at least basic computer skills prior to starting this program. Students should at least have:
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MAC USERS:
In the event a text book include supplemental materials on disk that are supported by Windows OS only, access to a PC may be necessary. Mac users also have the option to run Windows on a Mac natively with Boot Camp (recommended), or virtually with applications such as Parallels, or VMware Fusion.
Please carefully review the full list of Program Policies, including Academic Honesty and Integrity Requirement, Time Limitations for Earning Degrees and Certificates, Temporary Disruption of Attendance, Withdrawal Policy and Refund Policy.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open and read some of the linked documents on this page. Download a free copy of Adobe Reader.