Online Degrees

A number of CSUN fully-online degree programs and certificates are available for international students, giving them access to world-renowned faculty and programs without the need to study outside of their home country. Some of the university’s more popular areas of study include Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Communication Disorders, Assistive Technology and more. International students can participate in CSUN’s award-winning online programs without having to acquire visas and face the challenges that can come with international travel.


Degrees Offered

International students are able to participate in online degree and certificate programs. No visa is required for fully online programs. For admission into an online program, students are required to submit TOEFL/IETLS scores or proof of English proficiency. List of online programs offered to international students include:

CSUN has nine academic colleges, each with countless awards, accolades and research projects. Information on some of the featured colleges can be found below:

Applications & Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary based on the applicant’s situation. For details on admission requirements, visit the online program page. For a list of current online programs available to international students, see the "Degrees Offered" tab located above.

For application and admission concerns, please email

Applications typically include the following:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Previous professional experience
  • Relevance of the degree to your professional advancement
  • Application fee


A degree from California State University, Northridge holds long-term national and international credibility. CSUN is consistency ranked in the top 100 as one of the best universities for value in the United States.

Tuition is per unit and varies depending upon the program.

Please visit the list of Degrees Offered for more information regarding tuition and fees.

Note: Prices and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Although CSUN does not provide financial aid or scholarships to international students, we offer a lower tuition than most other universities.

To help students reach their goals in participating in an educational program offered in the United States, we have comprised a list of scholarship searches and financial aid information available online below:


Deadlines vary according to the start date of each program. Generally, Fall programs begin classes in August and have June application deadlines; Spring programs begin classes in January and have November or December application deadlines. 

Students Who Have Already Applied

If a student has applied and has questions or concerns, please contact the assigned program coordinator directly, or email