Graduation Information for Master's Degree Candidates

Each prospective graduate for a graduate degree must complete all requirements and file for graduation by the appropriate deadline.

Application Deadlines

Term in which you will complete your
degree requirements
Deadline to Apply

Summer 2017

February 17, 2017

Fall 2017

February 17, 2017
Spring 2018 September 25, 2017
Summer 2018 September 25, 2017
Fall 2018 February 16, 2018
Spring 2019 September 24, 2018
Summer 2019 September 24, 2018

Application Form: Application for Graduation-Master's Degree

Submission of Paperwork:

All forms may be obtained from your graduate program department and must be completed, approved, and submitted to the Evaluation Office. It is the responsibility of the student to meet with the advisor and to request all paperwork to be completed and sent to the Evaluations Office. Failure to submit the following forms will result in not receiving a response to the Application for Graduation. The degree check will be mailed to students within four to six weeks after all appropriate paperwork has been received. However, delays do occur, and no guarantee can be offered.

In addition, the following items must be received from the department and/or Library before the degree can be awarded (if applicable).

  • Verification of completion of Comprehensive exams or
  • Library Approval of Thesis or Project

Graduation Application Fee:

The application form and a $70.00 fee ($70.00 for re-application) should be taken to the Cashier's Office. Payment can also be made online via credit card. A receipt of the transaction must accompany the application if paid online. After payment of the fee, submit the printed application form to the Evaluations Office, in the Office of Admissions and Records.


California State University, Bakersfield
Student Services Building
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone:  (661) 654-3036
Fax:  (661) 654-3389