For Fall 2019 Admission
EXTENDED to MAY 15, 2019 :   DEADLINE to submit Cal State Apply online application and all supplemental documents. Cal State Apply online application closes.
For Spring 2020 Admission
AUGUST 1, 2019: Cal State Apply online application opens.
NOVEMBER 1, 2019: DEADLINE to submit Cal State Apply online application and all supplemental documents. Cal State Apply online application closes.


* International applicants: additional requirements are below
- Specify "COMMUNICATIONS" as your objective.
- Minimum score of 153 on the Verbal section is required.
- Please visit the GRE website for information on testing days, study materials and information about the exam. Your campus's testing center often times has information regarding upcoming testing days.
- Select the following codes when requesting your scores to be mailed:
Institution Code for Cal State Fullerton: 4589
Department Code: either 4504 (Communications-Public Relations) or 4599 (Communications and Journalism)
NOTE: Your selected Department Code does not indicate what your concentration will be in our MA Program. This is a Testing Services designation and is simply to ensure your GRE score report gets mailed to the correct office at CSUF.
3. Letters of Recommendation
- Have 3 letters of recommendation written by faculty members, employers, or supervisors. Written letters are preferable, but if that  is not possible, your recommenders may submit a Recommendation Form in lieu of a letter. These can be found on the Forms page.
- ALL recommendations must be sent directly from the recommenders themselves to the Department mailing address (see below).
4. Statement of Purpose
Submit a 1,000-word Statement of Purpose explaining your motivations for pursuing a Masters in Communications at Cal State Fullerton to the Department mailing address (see below).
5. Resumé
Submit a copy of your resumé to the Department mailing address (see below).
6. Transcripts
Arrange for all official transcripts and fees to be sent to Admissions and Records mailing address (see below). Transcripts MUST be sent directly from the institutions to be considered official.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS - if your preparatory work was in a language other than English
1. English Proficiency Test
TOEFL - minimum score of 550 on paper exam, 80 on the internet-based (iBT) exam required
IELTS - minimum score of 6.5 required
- Scores must be sent directly from testing agency to Cal State Fullerton to be considered official.
- Send scores to the International Admission office at Cal State Fullerton at their mailing address (see below).
2. Transcripts
Arrange for all official transcripts and fees to be sent to International Admissions at the address below. Transcripts MUST be sent  directly  from the institutions to be considered official.
ALL above items must be mailed to the International Admissions office (see below).


Department address (for #1-5) Admissions and Records address (for #6) International Admissions address

ATTN: Graduate Program Assistant

Department of Communications

California State University, Fullerton

800 N. State College Blvd.

Fullerton, CA  92831


Cal State Apply Application

California State University, Fullerton

PO Box 6900

Fullerton, CA



International Admissions

California State University, Fullerton

2600 Nutwood Avenue, Suite 950

Fullerton, CA  92831


What Happens Next

Materials sent to the Office of Admissions & Records are evaluated and then sent to the Department of Communications. This process may take several weeks. Once all materials are received in the department, the Graduate Applications Committee reviews a student’s application file. This reviewing process begins soon after the application deadline and continues until all files have been reviewed. Accepted students may enroll for courses in the largest and most comprehensive mass communications program on the West Coast. Students are notified by mail of their admission status immediately following evaluation.