Application Requirements

Bachelor's Online

To be considered for admission, students are required to submit the following documents:

  • A completed Application for Admission submitted online at
  • Official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities, submitted to Admissions, and a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

*An official high school transcript or the equivalent with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required for applicants with fewer than twenty-four (24) completed units


Official electronic transcripts sent to are preferred but if the school does not offer that option, you can have the hard copy sealed transcripts sent to:

California Baptist University
Attn: Online Admissions
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504


Graduate and Doctoral Online

  1. Application. Apply for your desired graduate program.
  2. Application fee. Pay a non-refundable $45 application-processing fee. The fee is waived for current and former CBU students, excluding Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and Speech Language Pathology, PsyD, Athletic Training applications.
  3. Bachelor's degree. Degree must be completed prior to starting graduate classes.
  4. Official transcripts. Send bachelor's degree transcript. Additional transcripts may be required to evaluate GPA and prerequisites.
  5. Recommendations. Within the online application, you can add the names and email addresses of your references. Recommendations from family members or friends are not acceptable.
  6. Essay or personal statement. Required for most programs. Please refer to the individual program page.
  7. English language proficiency. An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting a minimum score of 80 IBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Additional requirements for some programs include, but are not limited to, the items below. Please refer to the specific program application requirements.

  • Interview
  • Prerequisites
  • Resume
  • Official test scores: GRE, GMAT, TEAS, CBEST, CSET
  • Research Writing Sample
Submit all items by fax, email or mail to:

Graduate Admissions
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
FAX: (951) 552-8700