Admission to the CRM Program

New CRM students enter as a cohort every Fall semester and matriculate through the core courses of the program together.

All application materials must be received by January 31 of the year in which Fall enrollment is planned. Late applications will not be accepted.

  1. Apply to Sonoma State University at Cal State Apply where you also must pay an application fee. In addition, original transcripts for the last 60 units earned must be submitted directly to the University Admissions and Records Office.
  2. The following items can either be submitted via the Cal State Apply system, OR emailed directly to the Graduate Coordinator
    • CRM Program application (pdf)
    • Personal letter of application
      • Submit a letter (no more than two pages in length) describing your interest in the program, previous experience and other qualifications, and career objectives.
    • Curriculum Vitae
      • Submit a CV covering both educational and work experience relevant to your intended study in the CRM program.
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Example of written work
      • Submit an example of your written work (such as a university term paper, single-authored technical report, or published article). It is understood that this submission shall represent the level of writing ability that the applicant is able to maintain in graduate courses and other related assignments. Where deemed necessary, the Graduate Committee reserves the right to require additional writing samples to evaluate the applicant’s writing ability.
    • Original transcripts for the last 60 units earned
    • Note that GRE scores are not required, nor are they considered, for admission


Program application materials may be emailed to or mailed to

Dr. Laura Watt

Graduate Coordinator, Cultural Resources Management MA Program
Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Planning
Stevenson Hall 3016C
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928