Application Deadlines

Cohort Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
Fall 2018 March 31, 2018 July 2, 2018

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and therefore we encourage students to submit their application and all supplemental materials by the priority deadline. Applying to the program early also facilitates additional time to review any financial aid awards for those who qualify.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following 3 items, as applicable.  Email if you experience any technical issues with your online application. A staff member will contact you to assist you (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm).


Submit online: Online application, including a one-page (single-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font) Statement of Purpose (SOP). The SOP must explain the applicant’s undergraduate degree and any related work experience he or she possesses, why the applicant wishes to join the M.S. Engineering Management program, and how he or she hopes to benefit from the program.

Additionally, the materials listed below will be required as part of the application. Applicants are given an opportunity to access, complete, and upload the following required documents as part of their online application:

  1. Resume
  2. $55 application fee payment by credit card

Note that the online application used for the program is a general application used by all programs in the Tseng College. Some of the questions on the application may not be directly applicable to the MSEM program (e.g., questions about transferrable undergraduate units; questions about family income; questions about having an RN license); however, these questions required by the state or federal government. Answering these questions with a “Decline to State” response will not negatively impact your application to this program in any way.

Complete and submit the online Application as soon as possible. Doing so will assure that your application is included in the applicant pool and that Admissions is aware of your application, and can thus appropriately track additional materials as they arrive. Thank you.


Send these items below directly to CSUN:

  • Original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts from all academic institutions you have attended in the past, not just from institutions at which you earned a degree. (If you attended CSUN you do not need to request CSUN transcripts; we will acquire your CSUN records for your application.)
    • If you have transcripts sent to you before forwarding them to CSUN, DO NOT open the envelopes in which transcripts arrive; forward all envelopes, sealed, to CSUN.

All items must be received at CSUN by the application deadline date in order to be considered for review.

Send items to the exact address below. Using other CSUN addresses will result in your application not being received at the correct location and can delay the application process thus omitting your application from the pool of complete, on-time applications.

Tseng College
ATTN: MSEM program
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8352


If applicable*, arrange for your GRE scores to be sent to CSUN electronically:

* All applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA less than 3.00 are required to submit GRE General Exam scores to CSUN in order to be reviewed as an applicant for this program. Your cumulative undergraduate GPA refers to the GPA you earned upon graduation from your undergraduate program.

An official copy of your GRE scores must be sent directly to CSUN electronically from ETS. CSUN’s school code for receipt of electronic GRE scores is: 4707.


Activate your CSUN online access and check your CSUN email account regularly.

You are issued a CSUN email account when you apply to the University. Your CSUN email account serves as your official email account with the University. This means that the University will use it for official communications and you are responsible for monitoring this account. All updates on your application status will be sent to your CSUN email account only.

You should receive a letter from Admissions and Records with your CSUN User ID/Username, initial password, and CSUN email address roughly one week after submission of your application. More information about activating your account is available in the online application to this program. You may use the information below to access your CSUN account for the first time and to log into your CSUN email.

Activate CSUN User ID and Password
Access/Forward CSUN email
Access the SOLAR Student Center
Forgot CSUN User ID and Reset CSUN Password


IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS: All communications between CSUN staff/faculty and potential or actual applicants to our programs are treated as part of the overall application processes and may be considered in making appropriate admissions decision to any CSUN program.

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