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Hello prospective students,

We are excited that you are interested in applying to our programs, and would like to assist you with the application process. Please choose the type of degree you are looking for from the list below for application assistance.

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Certificate

Please note that you must apply separately to your academic department as well as to the CSUN university (except for Special Education certificates, which do not have a separate department application). It is recommended that you first apply to the department before you apply to the university.

1. Department Applications2. University Application

Visit our department websites for instructions on how to apply directly to them.


*Special Education certificates do not require a separate department application.
Proceed directly to the university application.

Applications to the university are submitted through Cal State Apply. Click the link below to start your university application.

Application Assistance

Click below for the step-by-step instructional slideshow on submitting your university application.

Cal State Apply graduate program guide

 If you are having difficulty with Cal State Apply, you can seek help via:

 

Further Assistance

For further assistance, you can contact the following representatives from the academic department you are applying to.

Teaching Credential

Credential Application

Click the button below to begin the application process on the Credential Office website.

Program Title in Cal State Apply

When designating your program in the Cal State Apply application, choose the “Credential Only” option.

Application Assistance

Click below for the step-by-step instructional slideshow on submitting your university application.

Cal State Apply credential program guide

 If you are having difficulty with Cal State Apply, you can seek help via:

Further Assistance

For further assistance, you can contact the Credential Office at (818) 677-CRED (2733) or credprep@csun.edu

Deaf Studies Bachelor's Degree

University Application

Applications to the university are submitted through Cal State Apply. Click the link below to start your university application.

Application Assistance

If you are having difficulty with Cal State Apply, you can seek help via:

Further Assistance

For further assistance, you can contact Kristi Meador in the Department of Deaf Studies at (818) 677-7011 or deaf.advisement@csun.edu

Doctorate of Education Degree

Please note that you must apply separately to your academic department as well as to the CSUN university. It is recommended that you first apply to the department before you apply to the university.

1. Department Application2. University Application

Click the link below to begin the application process on the Doctoral Program website.

Applications to the university are submitted through Cal State Apply. Click the link below to start your university application.

Program Title in Cal State Apply

Please note that some of our programs have alternate titles in Cal State Apply. You will need to select these titles when applying for one of the following programs.

  • EdD, emphasis in PK-12 Educational Leadership: “Educational Leadership- CSU EdD-P-12”

Application Assistance

Click below for the step-by-step instructional slideshow on submitting your university application.

Cal State Apply graduate program guide

 If you are having difficulty with Cal State Apply, you can seek help via:

Further Assistance

For further assistance, you can contact the Doctoral Office at (818) 677-2403 or edd.mdecoe@csun.edu

Master's Degree

Please note that you must apply separately to your academic department as well as to the CSUN university (except for Special Education Master's, which do not have a separate department application). It is recommended that you first apply to the department before you apply to the university.

Spring 2019 Application Deadlines

  • Elementary Education Masters – November 1
  • Secondary Education Masters – November 1
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Masters – December 1
  • Educational Psychology and Counseling: ONLY FOR Early Childhood Education Masters and Certificates, Career Counseling Certificate – December 1, no other programs admit for Spring
  • Special Education Masters – January 1
1. Department Applications2. University Application

Visit our department websites for instructions on how to apply directly to them.


*Special Education Master's do not require a separate department application.
Proceed directly to the university application.

Applications to the university are submitted through Cal State Apply. Click the link below to start your university application.

Program Titles in Cal State Apply

Please note that some of our programs have alternate titles in Cal State Apply. You will need to select these titles when applying for the following programs.

  • Early Childhood Education: “Education – Educational Psychology”
  • K-12 Administration: “Educational Administration”
  • Multicultural/multilingual Elementary Education: “Education – Elementary Education”

Application Assistance

Click below for the step-by-step instructional slideshow on submitting your university application.

Cal State Apply graduate program guide

 If you are having difficulty with Cal State Apply, you can seek help via:

Further Assistance

For further assistance, you can contact the following representatives from the academic department you are applying to.