International Applicants

We encourage international applicants to consider our graduate degrees. Please note the application deadlines for F1 and J1 visa students for the Educational Leadership Doctorate program:

  • Fall 2021 consideration: February 15, 2021

In addition to the requirements for international applicants, please also be sure to submit the required Program Materials in Cal State Apply:

  • Documents – Statement of Purpose, Resume, Writing Sample
  • Recommendations (3)

Please see the left-hand navigation menu for more information about each of these requirements.

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the Educational Leadership Office  at

Domestic applicants with foreign coursework and/or a degree from an institution outside of the United States, have additional requirements for admission including but not limited to:

Please refer to the Center for International Education website for specific details on meeting these requirements. The steps listed for international applicants also apply for domestic applicants with foreign coursework. We strongly recommend that you complete your application at least 4 weeks before the deadline to allow time for the Evaluators in International Admission to evaluate your records.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please email International Admissions or visit their website.