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Graduate Admissions

For any questions not answered below, please contact There is a two-step process for applying to the linguistics graduate program. (1) Apply to the university through CAL STATE APPLY. More information on university admissions, including deadlines, can be found at  and in the catalog under Graduate Admissions. (2) Then apply to the linguistics department, using the department’s Graduate Application Form. Please send the completed application to: Dr. Rebekha Abbuhl Department of Linguistics California State University, Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, California 90840-0902 U.S.A. Requirements for admission The general university minimum requirements include:

  • Completion of a four-year college course of study leading to an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Good standing at the last college or university attended.
  • An English language demonstration for applicants who do not have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S. accredited institution.

The Linguistics department additionally requires:

  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units attempted, excluding lower division and extension coursework taken after the degree.
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