How to Apply

We admit students each quarter.  The deadlines for application are:


Quarter you wish to attend

CSU Mentor Application Deadline

Transcript and Application Fee Deadline

Deadline for receipt of file in the Public Administration Department

Winter 2017

October 14, 2016

November 4, 2016

November 18, 2016

Spring 2017

January 20, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 24, 2017

Fall 2017 June 19, 2017 July 6, 2017 July 21, 2017


See also Graduate Studies Application Deadlines.

Step 1

New incoming students applying to CSUSB must first complete an application online at CSUMentor and pay the non-fundable application fee of $55 (if you do not qualify for the fee waiver).  You should also consult the Graduate Admission site

Towards the end of the application, you are required to attach a 200-250 word statement of purpose in with your application. Please include why you want to get the MPA and what your career goals are. 

Letters of recommendation are not required for our MPA program.

Once you have successfully submitted your application, you will instantly receive a confirmation number--be sure to print and keep that page as your receipt.

Step 2

Mail in your official transcripts and any other additional documents to:

Graduate Admissions CH-123
5500 University Pkwy.
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Step 3

Within one week, you should receive a notice by email that your application has been received and will contain a Coyote ID#, activation code, and CSUSB email account.

Step 4

Activate your MyCoyote account and check your application status once you login. MyCoyote will be able to tell you if the Admissions office is missing any documents and the status of your application.

Please give us a call at our office (909) 537-5758 if you have any questions or concerns in regards to you application status.