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Admission Requirements

The M.S. in Administration (MSA) admissions committee takes a holistic approach to admission decisions. Acceptance into the MSA program is based on the candidate’s potential for academic and professional success, as determined by the committee.

General MSA Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university

  • GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 semester units of undergraduate coursework*

  • GMAT or GRE Tests: Not required


A basic statistics course, completed with a grade of C or better, is required to be completed prior to registering for ADM 5200 Quantitative Decision Making. CSUB does not offer an introductory statistics course and this requirement must be met at a different college or university.

Conditional Admission

Upon approval of the academic coordinator, and in consultation with the admissions committee, students not meeting all program entrance requirements may be admitted to the program with conditionally classified standing. In these cases, the Academic Coordinator will develop criteria on an individual basis that must be met for advancement to classified standing.

Every Situation is Unique

If you have questions about these admissions requirements, or general questions about the program, please contact us today, and we'll be happy to assist you with the application process.

*Last 90 quarter or 60 semester units. If you do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement, your application may still be considered for students with a GPA of 2.75 or better.