Additional Information for Master's Degree Candidates


All students must complete a minimum of 21-semester units in residence at CSUB.

Supplemental Transfer Credits

All graduate transfer credit is processed by the Evaluations office. Transfer credit, which is not yet included on your records, will be granted ONLY if official transcripts are on file and are needed to meet graduation requirements.

Change of Address

The Evaluations office must be notified of any changes to your mailing address after the Application for Graduation has been submitted. Failure to provide a correct or changed address may delay the response of the application and/or diploma.


Diplomas will be mailed within four to six weeks after the date of graduation, or within two weeks from the actual clearing date of the degree. If you arrange for someone to pick up your diploma, he/she must have written authorization and provide identification.

Candidates for Graduation List

Filing the application form for graduation places the student on the list of candidates for graduation; it does not guarantee graduation. These lists are available in the Dean's Office. If your name does not appear on the list, but you intend to graduate, you must check with the Dean's Office of your major to verify your graduation status. 

If you do not qualify for graduation

If you do not qualify for graduation at the end of the term for which you applied, you must submit a new application for the term you plan to complete the requirements. There is a $70.00 fee for re-applying.

Post-Graduate Study

Students wishing to continue taking classes after receiving a Master's degree must re-apply for admission to the University.

Office of Admissions and Records

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

Phone:  (661) 654-2147
Fax:  (661) 654-3389