Applying to MLML

Application Deadline

MLML accepts applications to the M.S. Program from October 1 through February 1. Once we've received your application, we'll accept your supplemental application documents (transcripts, letters of rec, etc.) through February 15.

Step 1: Contacting a Faculty Advisor

Before applying to MLML, prospective students must select an MLML faculty advisor(s) through whom to apply. Prospective students should contact a potential faculty advisor(s) before submitting application materials, and before scheduling a visit to MLML. Discussing your application with a potential faculty advisor and visiting MLML will 1) provide you with a better understanding of what our program has to offer 2) help you determine if the selected faculty advisor is the right academic mentor for you 3) enable you to speak with the potential advisor about the application process 4) allow you to speak with current students and 5) strengthen your application and improve your chances of acceptance.

Step 2: Choosing a CSU campus

All prospective students must apply to both MLML and an affiliated California State University (CSU) campus to serve as his or her administrative home campus. Degree requirements are the same for all MLML students regardless of CSU home campus; administrative deadlines and processes (related to enrollment, payment, financial aid, graduation and thesis submission, etc.) do vary slightly by CSU campus, however, as do tuition and fees. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss CSU campus differences with their potential faculty advisor, current MLML students, and the MLML Graduate Coordinator.

Step 3: Submit All Application Materials by Deadlines

-Online MLML application to MLML by Feb. 1

-Online CalStateApply application to your CSU campus by Feb. 1

-Additional application materials emailed to MLML by Feb. 15.

-Additional application materials sent to your CSU by Feb. 15.


Applicants can expect to receive an admission decision from MLML by April 15. Students accepted by MLML should receive official CSU admission notification soon thereafter. Acceptance is not official until acceptance notifications from both MLML and the CSU are received.