Apply Online

You will need to submit the following items to complete the online application:

  1. Statement of Purpose

    • Describe your career goals and interest in pursuing a M.S. in Geology degree at CSUB (1-2 pages).

  2. Statement of Research Interests (required for thesis-track applicants)

    • Describe your research interests as well as any academic/professional experience that demonstrates your potential to conduct independent research (1-2 pages).

  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  4. Email addresses for three people familiar with your academic/professional capabilities as well as your potential to succeed in a M.S. degree program.

    • Requests for Letters of Recommendation will be sent directly from the online application management system.


You will also need to have the following items submitted directly to CSUB:

  1. Official transcripts from each college or university attended (excluding CSUB)

Official transcripts should be sent to:

CSU Bakersfield - Graduate Admissions
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Electronic transcripts may be submitted directly from institutions to


Complete applications submitted by February 1st will receive priority consideration for admission and available funding for the following academic year. Applications received after this date will be considered pending available resources and will be reviewed following the CSUB deadlines for graduate applications.

MS Geology Priority Deadline:          February 1st
CSUB Deadline (Fall Semester):       June 30th
CSUB Deadline (Spring Semester):   November 30th