How to Apply

Update 7/30/20: CBU continues to accept applications for Fall 2020, offering acceptance as space allows! Please see Presidents Ellis' message regarding CBU's updated plan for fall instruction: Coronavirus Update. Please feel free to contact Graduate Admissions at 951-343-4249 if you have any questions.

Additionally, to better serve you, we have modified our application requirements for several of our program. For more information about your program of interest, please visit your program's application requirements page

Congratulations on your decision to obtain your graduate degree or credential. Continuing your education is one of the best ways to improve your career prospects and ability to make a positive difference in the world. The CBU Graduate Admissions team is ready to help make the application process as easy as possible.

Here are the steps to apply:

    1. Submit an application. Choose your application below.
    2. Submit a FAFSAThe CBU school code is 001125.
    3. Send official college or university transcripts reflecting completion of a baccalaureate degree.
      Additional transcripts may be required for GPA or prerequisite verification. Send transcript(s) to CBU Graduate Admissions.
    4. Send any additional required documents to

Previous students who wish to readmit to the University, CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 951-343-4249, 877-228-8877 or



  • Master's degree (except Athletic Training, Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech Language Pathology and PsyD)
  • Ph.D. Leadership Studies
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Credential Programs
  • Doctor of Social Work 


  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post Master's Certifications
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • ADN to MSN


Athletic Training

  • Athletic Training


  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)


  • Physician Assistant Studies

Speech and Language Pathology

  • Speech Language Pathology


  • International Students (all programs)


Lancer Loyalty Graduate School Grant

Current and former CBU students may be eligible for LLGSG. Click here for more information.


For information about how to use your VA educational benefits click here.