Accelerated Master's in Software Engineering

California State University, Fullerton

Application Process

Applying to AMSE is a two-step process. Fill out the online application and submit additional documents. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us and a staff member will get back to you soon.

How to Apply

Step 1: Submit your application through Cal State Apply

  • Applications Opens: October 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline:
    • International students, April 1, 2023
    • Domestic students, May 1, 2023
  • Application fee: $70

Step 2: Submit documents

Application documents deadline for:

  • International students, May 1, 2023
  • Domestic students,  June 1, 2023

You can view the required documents, email address and mailing address below.

Required documents must be received before a file can be reviewed.

Submit official transcripts from the institution in which your bachelor's degree (and master's degree, if applicable) was earned.

  • Transcripts from institutions within the U.S. can be sent electronically from the degree awarding institution to CSUF at CSUF will also accept emailed PDF official college transcripts sent directly from National Student Clearinghouse and SCRIP-SAFE to
  • Transcripts from international institutions (with an official translation in English, if necessary) must be sent by mail to: EIP - AMSE Admissions California State University, Fullerton 800 N. State College Blvd., THALL 1403, Fullerton, CA 92831 USA

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  • Personal statement of no more than 2,000 words
  • Resume demonstrating experience in the technology field (preferred)
  • Copy of degree verification or copy of provisional diploma (translated into English if necessary)
    • If admitted, you must provide an original degree verification certificate

International Students

In addition to the documents above, international students applying to the program will need to submit their English proficiency test score.

  • TOEFL or IELTS score: A minimum score of 550 (paper) or 80 (iBT); or 6.5 Academic IELTS or 58 PTE is required.  Test scores must be submitted by your testing site directly to California State University, Fullerton. The institution code for CSU Fullerton is 4589. The scores cannot be older than two years prior to the desired enrollment date. You can qualify for a TOEFL waiver; view waiver requirements on the TOEFL Scores PDF PDF FileOpens in new window

After You Apply

Step 3: Login to your Student Portal

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with information on setting up your Student Portal and student email address. Login as soon as possible, as you will receive any further admissions instructions only through your Student Portal and student email address.

Step 4: Check your tasks

Check your tasks and submit any additional requested document immediately. Log in to your CSUF Portal. Click on Titan Online, select Student Homepage and then check the Tasks tile.

Step 5: Check your email

Check your email regularly for application status updates, as well as any additional information and instructions.

Step 6: Wait for an admissions decision

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the processing time may take several weeks. You will be notified of your admission status to your CSUF email address.

Step 7: Accept your admission

Accept your admission and pay your enrollment deposit.

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Please mail original transcripts and original translation of transcripts (if necessary) to:

California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., #THALL 1403, Fullerton, CA 92831 USA

EIP - AMSE Admissions, THALL #1403

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Admission Requirements

What's your next step - Admission Requirements

Interested in what it takes to apply? View a list of what you will need to apply to the program.