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The application period for the Spring 2021 cohort runs from August 1st - December 1st, 2020.

NOTE: You must complete both the University Graduate and Department (Program) Admission procedures. Your application will not be complete until both procedures are finished.

PART I: University Graduate Admission

The application period for the Spring 2021 cohort runs from August 1st - December 1st, 2020.

All graduate and postbaccalaureate applicants must file a complete graduate application as described in the graduate and postbaccalaureate admissions materials at Cal State Apply. Only online (electronic) applications are accepted.

Early application is highly encouraged as space in the program is limited. To expedite the application process through Cal State Apply, please notify us of your intent to enroll before applying online. Please email Wendy Larson at wlarson@csufresno.edu.

The University has individual application requirements administered by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. They require specific admission items, such as the submission of the Cal State Apply online graduate application and application fee, official transcripts, and graduate level test scores (GRE for this program).

International Students (and some applicants with foreign documents) must also submit formal TOEFL scores. Specific admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies.

NOTE: the $70 application fee is non-refundable, even if you apply to the University after the admission deadline.

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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 JA 57
Fresno, CA  93740-8026

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 JA 56
Fresno, CA  93740-8026

You may obtain more detailed information by visiting the International Office website.

PART II: Department (Program) Admission

The application period for the Spring 2021 cohort runs from August 1st - December 1st, 2020.

After completing the University Graduate Admission process, you must submit the following application materials to program staff:

  1. The Department Program Application (download the PDF below).
  2. One letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to your preparation for advanced study (this letter may be included in the application sent by you, or may be sent separately by your evaluator). Please send as a Word or Adobe PDF document.
  3. A curriculum vitae or resume detailing your additional education and related work experience applicable to this program.
  4. International students must 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.

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM APPLICATION (PDF) 

Please email the above Additional Application Materials to Wendy Larson (wlarson@csufresno.edu).

How Will I Be Notified?

You will be notified by the Division of Graduate Studies regarding your University application, and by the Water Resource Management Program office regarding your application to the program.

Please note: application to Fresno State through Cal State Apply and submission of your additional application materials does NOT constitute acceptance into the WRM degree program. The program coordinator will notify you when you are accepted and will provide you with instructions on how to register for class.