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Priority application period for fall 2018 is October 1 - December 1, 2017. We continue to accept applications through March 1, 2018.

Answers for Applicants

  • You may log into your account to check on the completeness of your Cal State Apply Graduate Application.
  • You may call the Office of Graduate Studies with questions about your Cal State Apply Graduate Application. 916-278-6470
  • Supplemental Program Application materials will be accepted through the following Monday if the deadline falls on a Saturday or a Sunday.
  • We continue to accept applications through March 1.

Application Procedures

All prospective graduate students must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent from a foreign institution, and must file the following documents. All documents must be submitted by the deadline.

To the Department of Public Policy and Administration:

Department of Public Policy and Administration
Master of Science in Urban Land Development
Sacramento State
6000 J Street, TAH 3038
Mailstop 6081
Sacramento, CA 95819
phone: 916-278-6557

❏ Supplemental Program Application (includes recommendation forms)

❏ GMAT or GRE Scores

❏ Recommendation Letters (minimum of three)

Please use the MS in Urban Land Development recommendation form, unless you are using the new online letter of recommendation request system. At least three letters of recommendation are required from individuals with knowledge of the applicant's academic and professional potential. If not using the online request, recommenders can mail or email letters with the forms directly to the department or applicants can submit letters with forms in a sealed envelope with the application. We suggest applicants ask more than three individuals to write letters.

Letters should be addressed to the Program Director, Rob Wassmer. Letters of recommendation may be from academic or professional sources, and should be on office stationary if possible. Click here for the Recommendation Form in PDF.

❏ One to two page statement of purpose

A one to two page statement of purpose is required (no longer than that please). The double spaced type written statement should address the applicant's purpose in pursuing the MS/ULD. It also serves as a writing sample.

❏ Resume

To Sacramento State Office of Graduate Studies:

Office of Graduate Studies
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
River Front Center, Room 206
Mailstop 6112
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 278-6470

❏ On-line CSU Graduate Application

❏ One set of Official Transcripts

❏ Application Fee (You can pay this when you are filling out your on-line application.)

Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed unless GMAT or GRE scores and official transcripts are submitted. You must submit transcripts from ALL colleges and universities previously attended. It is not necessary to submit Sacramento State transcripts. 

Prerequisite requirements are computer literacy and successful completion of a course in statistics. Students may find more information about prerequisites at our prerequisite page.

Submit your application

Domestic applicants may now submit all supplemental documents electronically. This includes letter of recommendation requests. Go to the Office of Graduate Studies application information and procedures page for details.

As always, applicants still have the option to email (, deliver in person, or mail to the Department any documents to be included with the Supplemental Program Application, including letters of recommendation.

Click for our mailing address.

Department of Public Policy and Administration
Master of Science in Urban Land Development
Sacramento State
6000 J Street, TAH 3038
Mailstop 6081
Sacramento, CA 95819

International Applicants

International visa students submit the International Cal State Apply application.
Visit the International Admissions page of International Programs and Global Education for more information.

Be sure to visit the Office of Graduate Studies' page for Applicants with Foreign Documents. They have valuable information about document translation and other related topics.