Graduate Studies

Dates and Deadlines

Application deadlines by graduate program, fee & registration deadlines, class start dates, and deadlines associated with master's graduation and commencement. See also: International Applicant Deadlines(opens in new window).

Spring 2023 Application filing period begins: August 1, 2022
Fall 2023 Application filing period begins: October 1, 2022

  • Application Deadlines
    Application Deadlines by Program
    Graduate / Post-Baccalaureate ProgramsFall DeadlinesSpring Deadlines
    Agricultural Education  (MS)July-1No spring admission
    Anthropology   (MA)January-10 No spring admission
    Art  (MA)March-1December-1 
    Biological Sciences  (MS)March-1December-1
    Business Administration  (MBA) April-29November-28 
    Business Administration  (MBA) - OnlineJuly-5December-10
    Communication Sciences & Disorders  (MA)January-15 No spring admission
    Communications Studies  (MA)April-1December-1
    Computer Science February-15No spring admission
    Credential Conditionally Classified   July-1December-7
    Education  (MA)May-1December-1

    Educational Technology & Distance Learning Certificate

    July-1No spring admission

    English  (MA)

    *Certificate in Teaching College-Level Writing

    March-1December-1 
    Environmental Science  (MS)   March-1December-1
    Geosciences  (MS)March-1December-1

    History  (MA)

    *Certificate in Advanced Study in History 

    April-1December-1
    Interdisciplinary Studies  (MA or MS)May-1November-1
    Interdisciplinary Studies: MS Regenerative AgricultureMay-1November-1
    Interdisciplinary Studies: MS Wildland ManagementMay-1No spring admission
    Kinesiology  (MA)April-1December-1

    Language Teaching  (MA)

     *Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)   

    May-15December-1

    Nursing  (MS) 
        Nursing Leadership option - Fall admissions for even years only                        Nurse Educator option - Fall admissions for odd years only    

    May-10No spring admission
    Nutritional Science  (MS)May-1December-1
    Political Science  (MA)June-1December-1
    Preliminary Admin Services CredentialJuly-1No spring admission
    Psychology - MA Applied/School PsychologyFebruary-15No spring admission
    Psychology - MS Marriage and Family TherapyJanuary-1No spring admission
    Psychology - MA Psychological ScienceJanuary-20No spring admission
    Public Administration  (MPA) June-1Decemberr-1
    Social Science  (MA)April-15December-1
    Social Work   (MSW)January-15No spring admission
  • Fee, Registration and Other Deadlines
    Graduate Studies Deadlines
    DescriptionFall 2022Spring 2023Summer 2023Fall 2023

    Registration for New Students

    7/25/2022 to 8/3/2022

    12/5/2022 to
    12/9/2022

    TBA

    7/24/2023 to 8/2/2023

    Registration for Continuing Students

     04/25/2022 to 05/20/2022

    10/24/2022 to 11/18/2022

    04/03/2023 to 05/19/2023

    04/24/2023 to 05/19/2023

    Fee Payment Deadline

    7/27/2022

    12/8/2022

    5/18/2023

    7/26/2023

    Add/Drop Registration

    8/8/2022 to 9/2/2022

    1/09/2023 to 2/3/2023

    5/20/2023 to 8/15/2023

    8/7/2023 to 9/1/2023

    Classes Begin

    8/22/2022

    1/23/2023

    6/1/2023

    8/21/2023

    Application for Graduation Master's Degree

    9/19/2022

    2/17/2023

    6/13/2023

    9/19/2023

    Continuous/Adjunct Enrollment

    9/19/20222/18/2023NA9/19/2023

    Thesis/Project submitted to Graduate Studies;
    or Oral/Comprehensive Exam

    11/28/2022

    4/21/2023

    8/8/2023

    11/28/2023

    Commencement Registration Deadline

    TBA

    TBA

    TBA

    TBA

    Commencement Day

    5/17/2023

    5/17/2023

     5/15/2024

    5/15/2024


Exceptions

  • In the event that a deadline falls on a day in which the campus is closed, the deadline will be extended to the next campus work day.
  • Deadlines may be extended - Call the Office of Graduate Studies at 530-898-6880 or email graduatestudies@csuchico.edu to verify program closures or extensions.

For information on non-state sessions call the Office of Regional and Continuing Education at 530-898-6105.