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Graduate Programs offered at Cal State University Bakersfield

To find more information about CSUB's graduate programs, see below for a complete list of deadlines and program brochures.


University Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15th

Winter: Dec. 1st

Spring: Feb. 15th

Summer: May 15th

*Applies to all programs that do not have specific application deadlines

Program-Specific Application Deadlines:

M.S. Biology

Fall: March 15th

Winter: Sept. 15th

Spring: Jan 15th


Fall: July 1st

Winter: Oct. 15th

Spring:  March 1st

M.S. Counseling Psychology


Fall: April 15th

M.S. Counseling (Educational)

Fall: April 15th

Winter: Oct. 15th -- Extended to November 1st

Spring: February 15th

M.S. Geology

Fall: February 28th

M.S.W. (Social Work)

Fall: Feb. 1st (Extended to Feb. 6th, 2015)

M.A. Sociology

Fall: April 30th

*Please note all dates are subject to change

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Master of Science in Biology


Master in Business Administration

Master of Science in Counseling

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Arts in English

Master of Science in Geology

M.S.A. Health Care Management

Master of Art in History

Master of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies

Master in Public Administration

Master of Science in Administration

Master of Arts in Education Administration

Master of Science in Social Work

Master of Art in Sociology

Master of Art in Spanish

Master of Art in Special Education

Teacher Education

Post-Baccalaureate/Second Bachelors