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


Complete the application for graduate admission.

You may complete an application using one of the following methods:

Some programs require a supplemental application. Read the information on admissions requirements by program and be aware of important dates and deadlines.

The below list of programs use CAS systems for application processing. Please follow the list below to apply:


Pay the application fee.

A $40 non-refundable application fee is required for all degree, licensure and certificate programs. The Master of Occupational Therapy requires a fee of $55. Workshop applicants and non-degree applicants are not required to pay the fee. The application fee may be paid at the time the online application is submitted, or it may be paid by check or money order, payable to Cleveland State University, and mailed to the address below:

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

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).

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

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) information is available online here. Our institution code is 1221. No program code is required.
  • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) information is available online here. Our institution code is 832-VP-99.
  • The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) can be taken on campus through Testing Services.

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