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 2022 Application filing period begins: August 1, 2021
Fall 2022 Application filing period begins: October 1, 2021

  • 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-1October-1 
    Biological Sciences  (MS)May-1October-1
    Business Administration  (MBA) March-1November-1 
    Business Administration  (MBA) - OnlineJuly-5December-10
    Communication Sciences & Disorders  (MA)January-15 No spring admission
    Communications Studies  (MA)June-1November-1
    Computer Science April-1No spring admission
    Credential Conditionally Classified   July-1December-7
    Education  (MA)May-1December-1

    English  (MA)

    *Certificate in Teaching College-Level Writing

    March-1September-16 
    Environmental Science  (MS)   March-1November-1
    Geosciences  (MS)March-1November-1

    History  (MA)

    *Certificate in Advanced Study in History 

    April-1November-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-1October-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)March-1October-1
    Political Science  (MA)June-1November-1
    Preliminary Admin Services CredentialJuly-1No spring admission
    Psychology  (MA) (MS)February-15No spring admission
    Public Administration  (MPA) April-1October-1
    Social Science  (MA)April-15October-1
    Social Work   (MSW)January-15No spring admission

    Teaching International Languages  (MA)

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

    July-1December-1
  • Fee, Registration and Other Deadlines
    Graduate Studies Deadlines
    DescriptionSummer 2021Fall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022

    Registration for New Students

    4/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

    7/26/2021 to 8/4/2021

    12/6/2021 to
    12/10/2021

    4/1/2022 to 5/19/2022

    Fee Payment Deadline

    5/14/2021

    7/28/2021

    12/9/2021

    5/19/2022

    Add/Drop Registration

    5/15/2021 to 8/17/2021

    8/9/2021 to 9/3/2021

    1/10/2022 to 2/4/2022

    5/20/2022 to 8/17/2022

    Classes Begin

    6/1/2021

    8/23/2021

    1/24/2022

    6/1/2022

    Application for Graduation Master's Degree

    6/14/2021

    9/20/2021

    2/18/2022

    6/13/2022

    Continuous/Adjunct Enrollment

    NA9/20/20212/18/2022NA

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

    8/9/2021

    11/29/2021

    4/22/2022

    8/8/2022

    Commencement Registration Deadline

    TBA

    TBA

    TBA

    TBA

    Commencement Day

    TBA

    TBA

    TBA


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.