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Jumpstart your future by submitting an application for grad school today.


Complete the application for graduate admission.

Click here to start your application!

Note: the below programs use a different system for application processing. Please follow the links below to apply for:


Pay the application fee.

In response to COVID-19, CSU is waiving the $40 application fee normally required for all degree, licensure and certificate programs.

Other fees may apply based on the program to which you are applying.

Obtain official transcripts.

Request official transcripts from every institution you’ve attended since high school and have them sent directly to:

Cleveland State University
Application Processing Center
1836 Euclid Avenue, UN 443
Cleveland, OH 44115

The College of Education and Human Services only requires transcripts from the institution which granted your bachelor’s degree(s) and master’s degree(s).

Graduate Admissions Processing will obtain Cleveland State University transcripts — no need for current or previous CSU students to order official CSU transcripts.

Please note that all credentials submitted in support of your application become the property of Cleveland State University and cannot be released under any circumstance.

Submit official entrance exam scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT).

*In response to COVID-19, GRE requirements for all masters programs are being waived through Summer 2025. Some doctoral programs have reinstated GRE testing requirements. Check your programs website to determine if a GRE is required.

Not all programs require entrance exams. Read the information on admissions requirements by program.

Submit supplementary materials (recommendation letters, goal statement, writing sample).

Not all programs require supplementary application materials. Read the information on admissions requirements by program.

Download letter of recommendation cover sheet or ask your recommenders to submit their letters by email to Recommendation letters can also be managed and submitted by logging back into your online application and clicking the "Manage Recommendations" link.

Supplementary materials can be submitted by email to

Supplementary materials sent by U.S. mail should be addressed to:
Cleveland State University
Application Processing Center
1836 Euclid Avenue, UN 443
Cleveland, OH 44115

Supplementary materials delivered in-person or by a delivery service (UPS, FedEx, DHL) should be delivered to:
Campus411 All-in-1
Berkman Hall, Room 116
1899 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115

Did You Know?

Graduate degree holders earn 35% more in annual income on average than those with a bachelor’s degree.

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
Photo of CSU Graduate Juliana Rolince
The 4+1 program has let me get ahead in my education as I continue pursuing my career.

Juliana Rolince
Mechanical Engineering Accelerated 4+1 BME/MSME, Current Student