Application to the M.S. in Computer Science program at CSU Bakersfield requires the following:
Completed online application in Cal State Apply
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
Three completed references
Statement of purpose (instructions included in Cal State Apply application)
Technology survey (included in Cal State Apply application)
One official hard-copy (unopened) or digital transcript from all colleges attended. Digital transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to email@example.com. Note: If you received your bachelor's degree from CSU Bakersfield, skip this step. You'll be contacted if any further transcripts are required.
$70 Application Fee
See Admissions Requirements for prerequisites, minimum GPA, and testing requirements.
Using Cal State Apply
Applications for the M.S. in Computer Science program are submitted through the CSU Cal State Apply online application system. You can access and navigate the system using the following instructions:
- Visit www2.calstate.edu/apply. If you're a first-time user, you'll need to create an account. If you are a returning user, enter your credentials to get started.
- Choose the M.S. in Computer Science program by clicking on the "Add Program" tab. Choose the CSU Bakersfield campus, then choose “Computer Science” as your program under the "Bakersfield Extension" heading.
- Complete each section of the Cal State Apply application. Sections 1, 2, and 3 contain general information about you and your education background. Section 4 houses questions specific to the M.S. in Computer Science program, including the technology survey, statement of purpose, and additional documents referenced above.
- After you've completed each section, you can then pay your application fee and submit your final application.
Note that you do not need to complete all the sections in one session. The system will save your progress if you need to leave the application and come back to finish it later. If you have any questions about completing your application in Cal State Apply, please call Cal State Apply customer service at (857) 304-2087. Be sure to have your CAS ID number (located under your name in the upper-right corner of the application) when contacting customer service.
We offer start dates for three terms throughout the year. Please see the deadlines below for each term. Note: Applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive preference for inclusion in a particular term should we receive more admissions than slots available.
Priority Deadline - May 1, 2023
Regular Deadline - June 1, 2023