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.
Step-by-Step Instructional Slideshows
If you are seeking a teaching credential, please visit our Credential Office website for instructions.
Deaf Studies and Special Education Applicants
If you are seeking a degree in one of our Deaf Studies or Special Education programs, please proceed directly to the "2. University Application" section below. Note that there is no department-specific application for these programs.
Other Doctoral, Masters, & Certificate Applicants
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 - instructions for doing so can be found below - before you apply to the university.
Visit our department websites for instructions on how to apply directly to them.
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 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.
- Early Childhood Education: “Education – Educational Psychology”
- K-12 Administration: “Educational Administration”
- EdD, emphasis in PK-12 Educational Leadership: “Educational Leadership- CSU EdD-P-12”
- Multicultural/multilingual Elementary Education: “Education – Elementary Education”
- All credential programs: “Credential Only”
For further assistance, you can contact the following representatives from the academic department you are applying to.
- Credential Office - (818) 677-CRED (2733) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deaf Studies – Kristi Meador at (818) 677-7011 or email@example.com
- Doctoral Office - (818) 677-2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Educational Leadership & Policy Studies – Mariel Noyes at (818) 677-2591 or email@example.com
- Educational Psychology & Counseling – Naomi Gonzalez at (818) 677-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elementary Education – Zulema Reyes at (818) 677-2621 or email@example.com
- Secondary Education – Mira Pak at (818) 677-2181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Education – Tamarah Ashton at (818) 677-4869 or email@example.com