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SOE Masters Programs

How to Apply

For Spring 2020, we will only be accepting applications for the MA in Special Education program. To be considered for Spring 2020 admissions for the MA in Special Education program, applicants must submit the online Cal State Apply application by Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5pm PST along with the $55 application fee.

The Cal State Apply application will include the standard University requirements as well as the specific School of Education requisite materials that will determine your eligibility for the program. Note: You will no longer need to submit a separate supplemental application.

Before beginning Cal State Apply, please thoroughly review the Step-by-Step Cal State Apply Guide and have the following electronic documents accessible as you’ll be asked to upload these required items in order to submit your application:

  1. Verification of your initial Teaching Credential;
  2. Statement of Purpose describing interest in the program, as well as how the program fulfills personal, educational, and career objectives; and
  3. Copies of Unofficial Transcripts from institutions where you earned your bachelors degree and credential.

After you’ve successfully submitted your Cal State Apply application, you will receive an automated confirmation email. Within 2-3 business days, you will receive an automated email from the CSUSM Office of Admissions and Student Outreach titled Thank you for applying to CSUSM!

Admissions decisions will be sent out before the end of November 2019. If you have any questions prior to then, please contact Nam Nguyen at

For admissions information and deadlines regarding our 100% online MA Educational Administration program or 100% online MA Reading, Language and Literacy, please click HERE.


Initial Credential Programs

Admissions for Fall 2019 will open January 15, 2019

SOE Masters Programs

Spring 2020 Admissions for MA-Special Education is now open until October 31, 2019