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To be considered, applicants must have already completed the Cal State Apply ( Online Application to the University. 

Send all required documents directly to the university during this process:  Required (1) Official Transcripts (must be in English) (2) International Applicants require English Proficiency Scores (see Question 7 below) Optional: GRE scores if available (Question 8 below) 

This supplemental application information below (completed by answering the questions below) is required by the Civil Engineering Department to gather relevant information necessary for making recommendations for admission.

Both Cal State LA Online Application and the supplemental application must be submitted by October 1, 2020 deadline.  Note that deadlines are subject to change (to a later date) without advance notice.  For further updates on application deadlines and other admission information, please go to the Cal State LA Office of Admissions website:  

  1. What is your CIN?  (This is the 9-digits number you received by email a week after submitting Cal State Apply online application.  For example:  (333444555)

  2. What is your name as given in the application? (Enter it as Last-Name, First-Name.  For example; Smith, John)

  3. What is your email address?

  4. Have you previously applied for admission to Cal State LA's graduate program in Civil Engineering?

  5. If the answer to the above question is "Yes", indicate the Term/Year (Ex., Fall 2018) and list actions taken on your previous application (if any) and/or reason for reapplication.

  6. Are you an International Student?  (Note that the International application is different than resident application on Cal State Apply)

  7. All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English, must demonstrate competency in English.  Those who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must complete and submit satisfactory English Proficiency Exam Scores. 

    The acceptable English Language Exams are (1) TOEFL, (2) IELTS, and  (3) PTE (you should have already seen this information while applying on Cal State Apply).   If applicable to you, indicate the score and name of the exam.  (for example TOEFL score - 85)  

  8. Graduate Record Examination Score (GRE) is not currently required.  However, your GRE score may be considered in the admission process.

    Check the GRE details at

    If you have taken the GRE exam, give the GRE scores (Total, Verbal, Quantitative) and the year the exam was taken.

  9. Provide the following information concerning your undergraduate degree:

    (1) Name of the discipline mentioned in the transcript (For Example Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering)

    (2) Name of the University

    (3) Dates of attendance [For Ex: June 2012 to May 2017 or August 2013 to December 2019 (expected date)]

  10. Students must have a substantial background in mathematics and science.  We consider the knowledge of the following subjects to be essential preparation for our graduate program.  Indicate (click) all the courses/sequences completed in your undergraduate/bachelor's degree program.  Leave it blank (do not click) if you have not completed one or more of the courses in a category/sequence.

    Completed a year-long Calculus Sequence (Cal State LA: MATH 2110, MATH 2120)
    Completed a course in Differential Equations (Cal State LA: MATH 2150)
    Completed a year-long Physics Sequence (Cal State LA: PHYS 2100, PHYS 2200)
    Completed a course in Programming (Cal State LA: CE 2800)
    Completed a course in Chemistry (Cal State LA: CHEM 1040)
    Completed a course in Fluid Mechanics (Cal State LA: CE 3030)
    Completed a course in Structural Mechanics (Cal State LA: CE 3600)
    Completed a course in Soil Mechanics (Cal State LA: CE 3660)
    Completed a course in Transportation Engineering (Cal State LA: CE 3700)
    Completed a course in Environmental Engineering (Cal State LA: CE 3840)
  11. What is the name of the Programming Language you used in a course such as Cal State LA CE 2800?

  12. Identify the area of specialization in Civil Engineering that you would like to pursue as part of your M.S. Degree at Cal State LA.

    Environmental Engineering
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Water Resources Engineering
    Construction Management
  13. Enter the final GPA (Grade-Point-Average) as recorded on your transcripts at the end of your undergraduate program from a University within the USA.

    For International, Applicants make ensure that the transcripts (in English) are submitted to Cal State LA Graduate Admission Office for GPA evaluation.  

  14. Is there any additional information that can add value to this application? (Maybe you have taken some additional courses beyond the curriculum, passed the FE Exam, obtained some certifications/advanced degrees, work experience, etc.,) Be brief as your answer is limited to 400 words.