Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Application Instructions

We are excited that you are interested in applying to our programs, and would like to assist you with the application process.

Credential Applicants

If you are seeking a teaching credential, please visit our Credential Office website for instructions.

Masters Applicants

Please note that you must apply separately to our department as well as to the CSUN university. It is recommended that you first apply to the department -  instructions for doing so can be found below - before you apply to the university.

  1. Department Applications

    Visit our admissions page for instructions on how to apply directly to our department.

  2. University Application

    We have recently upgraded our online university application to a new system called Cal State Apply. This upgrade is still in progress, and so some of our academic programs may not be immediately visible. If you are having difficulty with Cal State Apply, you can seek help via:

Finding Your Program in Cal State Apply

Please note that our K-12 Administration program has an alternate title in Cal State Apply. You will need to select the following when applying for this program.

  • “Educational Administration”

Department-specific Assistance

For further assistance, you can contact Mariel Noyes at (818) 677-2591 or