Follow these steps to apply for Degree, Certificate, and Licensure Admission to the College of Graduate Studies:
Complete the application for graduate admission
You may complete an application using one of the following methods:
Read the information on admission requirements and be aware of important dates and deadlines. Some programs require a supplemental application. See the list of programs in the Graduate Catalog for specific program information.
Pay the application fee
A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required for all degree, licensure, and certificate programs. The application fee may be paid at the time the on line application is filed, or it may be paid by check or money order, payable to CSU, and mailed to the address below. The Master of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Science in Nursing programs require a fee of $55.00. Workshop applicants and non-degree applicants, are not required to pay the fee.
Obtain official transcripts
- Submit official transcripts from every post-high school institution attended.
- The College of Education and Human Services requires transcripts only from the institution which granted the bachelor's degree(s) and master's degree(s).
- Graduate Admissions Processing will obtain Cleveland State University transcripts - no need for current CSU students to order official CSU transcripts.
Submit official entrance exam scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT). Not all programs require entrance exams. See the list of programs in the Graduate Catalog for specific program information.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) information is on line at www.gre.org. The school code for Cleveland State University is 1221. No program code is required.
- Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) information is on line at www.mba.com. The school code for Cleveland State University is 1221.
- The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is administered by the CSU Testing Center.
Submit letters of recommendation. Not all programs require letters of recommendation. See the list of programs in the Graduate Catalog for specific program information.
- Download letter of recommendation cover sheet OR
- Ask your recommenders to submit their letters by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Recommendation letters can also be managed and submitted by logging back in to your online application and clicking the “manage recommendations” link.
Application materials sent by U.S. Mail should be addressed to:
- Graduate Admissions Processing
Cleveland State University, Campus411 All-in-1
2121 Euclid Avenue, UN 443
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Application materials delivered in person or by a delivery service (UPS, FedEx, DHL) should be delivered to:
- Campus411 All-in-1
Main Classroom 116
1899 E. 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Please note that all credentials submitted in support of your application become the property of Cleveland State University and will not be released under any circumstance.