How to Apply
5/4/18 Update: All interested applicants for Fall 2018 are required to send a brief Letter of Intent via email to Dr. Hongwei Dong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will respond to your letter before mid-July regarding how to proceed. Program decisions are based on interest, so please DO NOT begin the application process below until instructed to do so.
There are two separate and distinct admission procedures.You must complete both sets of admission procedures; each occurs independently of the other. First, you must be admitted to the Division of Graduate Studies at the University; second you must be admitted to the Departmental Program.
1. University Graduate Admission
All graduate and postbaccalaureate applicants must file a complete graduate application.
You will be able to register for the next cohort of this program and pay the $55 application fee using Cal State Apply.
Early application is highly encouraged as space in the program is limited. To expedite the application process through Graduate Admissions, please email the program coordinator (Dr. Hongwei Dong, email@example.com) prior to applying online, and notify him of your intent to enroll.
The University has individual application requirements administered by the Division of Graduate Studies. They require specific admission items, such as the submission of the Graduate Admissions graduate application, application fee, and official transcripts
International Students (and some applicants with foreign documents) must also submit formal TOEFL scores. Specific admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies may be found on their website.
Please note that the $55 application fee is non-refundable, even if you apply to the University after the admission deadline.
Domestic applicants (U.S. and U.S. territories) may contact the Graduate Admission Office at 559.278.4073, for more information. All application support materials such as transcripts should be sent directly to their office as soon as possible to this address:
Graduate Admission Office
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA57
Fresno, CA 93740-8026
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International applicants may contact the International Admission Office at 559.278.2409, for more information. All application support materials such as transcripts should be sent directly to their office as soon as possible to this address:
International Admission Office
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA56
Fresno, CA 93740-8026
You can also receive more detailed information by visiting the International Student Services and Programs website.
2. Department (Program) Admission
In addition to the Division of Graduate Studies Admission (University) process, you must also apply directly to the Department program coordinator.
Your Application should also include the following materials:
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your preparation for advanced study (these letters may be included in the application sent by you, or may be sent separately by your evaluators). Please send as a Word or Adobe PDF document.
- International students must also submit an unofficial copy of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. Our international students must score a minimum 80 composite TOEFL or a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.
- A Curriculum Vita or Resume detailing your additional education and related work experience applicable to this program.
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Please email the above Additional Application Materials to:
How Will I Be Notified?
You will be notified by the Division of Graduate Studies regarding your University application, and by the Community and Regional Planning Program office regarding your application to the program.
Please note: application to Fresno State through Graduate Studies and submission of
your additional application materials does NOT constitute acceptance into the Community
and Regional Planning program. The program coordinator will notify you when you are
accepted and will provide you with instructions on how to register for class.