Per Governor Newsom’s directive, CSUN faculty and staff are working remotely. However, we continue to accept applications and provide assistance. 

Please contact us at programs@csun.edu for application support.   While there may be a delay in response in some cases, rest assured that we will respond to your email.

Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with the Academic Director of the Humanities Master of Arts Program and/or the faculty admissions committee.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2021

priority deadline final deadline online application
March 23, 2021 June 1, 2021 OPEN

To best facilitate a timely and successful application process, we encourage you to finish your application before the priority deadline. By applying early, you also facilitate more time for financial aid decisions.

If you experience any technical issues, please email collexl@csun.edu and a staff member will assist you (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Application Instructions

STEP 1: Submit Online Application

To start your application, please click on the Online application link below, and then register as a new user or log in with an existing username and password. Helpful tips before completing the application.

Link to: Online application

After you register, please complete your online application, which includes the following steps:

  1. Upload Your Documents - during the application, you will be asked to submit a statement of purpose, resume and writing sample.
  2. Application fee – $70 non-refundable payment by credit card

STEP 2a: Submit Official Transcripts

After completing your online application, please submit official academic records/transcripts:

  • Transcripts are required from ALL institutions that you have attended, not only those from which you earned a degree:
    • All courses taken at other colleges and universities previously attended, even if the course work was not completed.
    • All college courses in which you are currently enrolled (these are your preliminary, work-in-progress transcripts).
    • Your final transcripts for work-in-progress as soon as you complete the courses and grades are posted.
  • Previous CSUN students do not need to request CSUN transcripts, and should only submit transcripts for additional course work completed after leaving CSUN.
  • Be sure to notify us of any prior names under which you may possess a transcript.
  • Electronic Transcripts:

    Send directly from your school/electronic service/approved vendor to exl@csun.edu OR by selecting Tseng College-CSUN, if the option is available.*

    If you attended a California community college, your institution might be able to send e-transcripts on your behalf, free of charge. Please visit the eTranscript California page to determine your eligibility.

    *electronic transcripts received directly from the student are considered unofficial

  • Paper Transcripts:

    If electronic transcripts are not an option, then paper transcripts must be received in the unopened envelopes, sealed by the institution(s) of study. Ask your previous schools to send your official transcripts directly to us at the address below:

    Tseng College
    California State University, Northridge
    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, California 91330-8343
  • Please do not send identical, duplicate paper and electronic transcripts.
  • Transcripts sent to the main CSUN Admissions Office may delay your application, due to an additional 4-6 week processing time.

STEP 2b: For Non-U.S. Degree and International Students Only

When submitting transcripts, please include two official copies: one in the original language and one in an official English translation.*

In addition to the above requirements, applicants with a degree from outside the United States must also submit the following:

  • Official or certified copy of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores – Scores can either be sent electronically to CSUN’s school code (4707) or mailed to the address below:
    Tseng College
    California State University, Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, CA 91330-8343

Note: Degrees from outside the United States must be equivalent to a U.S. 4-year degree.

 
*Translations must be completed by a member of the American Translators Association; a certified court interpreter or translator; or a staff member of a foreign consulate.

STEP 3: Activate Your Account

After submitting your application, you will receive an email within 2-3 business days containing your username, CSUN email address, and student ID.* Please follow the email’s instructions to activate your CSUN email account and gain access to the myNorthridge Portal.

Note: If you are a returning student or reapplying, please use your existing CSUN username and password.

 
*If you do not receive an activation email from the Tseng College, please contact tsengarc@csun.edu.

STEP 4: Check Your CSUN Email and myNorthridge Portal

Please regularly check your CSUN email for updates. The university uses this email for all communications, including notification of whether you are accepted into the program.

To reiterate: Updates on your application status will only be sent to your CSUN email account.

Along with your CSUN email, you should regularly use the myNorthridge Portal to access important information and complete necessary tasks. The portal is where you can find your student schedule and access or update your personal and academic records.

 


IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL APPLICANTS: Please be advised that all communications with University employees, including emails and phone conversations, are considered in admissions decisions. State Consumer Protection Information can be found here.

  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their application, including all required documents, is complete and has been received in good working order before the application deadline. Please contact us with any questions.
  • Admission does not guarantee cohort launch.
  • Out-of-state applicants that will remain out of state during their program of study should check State Authorizations information relative to their state before applying: https://tsengcollege.csun.edu/disclosures

 

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