Students working toward a master's degree are required to demonstrate writing ability commensurate with the baccalaureate degree. This requirement should be met by successfully completing one of the following:
1. By having passed the upper-division writing requirement at any CSU campus.
2. By having passed with a grade of C (2.0) or better an upper-division writing course at another university equivalent to a course, which meets the CSUF requirement. Such equivalence must be certified by the department or program responsible for the student’s academic work.
3. By passing with a grade of C (2.0) or better an upper-division course approved by the University Board on Writing Proficiency or graduate-level course or courses certified by the University Graduate Education Committee as meeting the writing requirement and approved by the department or program responsible for the student’s academic work.
4. By scoring a minimum of 4.0 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Writing Assessment Test.
- 5. By scoring a minimum of 4.0 pm the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Analytical Writing Assessment.
- 1. By having passed the upper-division writing requirement at any CSU campus.
For further information, students should consult their department Graduate Program Adviser. For a list of current Graduate Program Advisers, click here.
All University Writing Requirement information can be found on the University Policy Statement (UPS) 320.020 on the Academic Senate website.