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Education: Reading Education (M.A.) Application Process

Learn how to apply to the Reading/Literacy Education (M.A.).

Important Dates for Fall 2022

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 1, 2022
2. Program Application  March 15, 2022
3. Official Transcripts due April 1, 2022


Steps to Apply

1. Submit the Cal State Apply application

For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application.

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) -- will open Oct 1

2. Request official transcripts

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Official Transcripts page.

3. Program application

Please gather the required items below and have them ready to upload to the Program application:

Write a Statement of Purpose based on this prompt (maximum of 2 pages using a size 12 font): "What are your professional goals and how do you expect this graduate program to help you meet these goals?"

Contact 1 individual who you have interacted with professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you.

Please collect name and email address so you are ready to request this letter in the Program application. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the online Program application.

Program application

Access the Online Program Application

Go to Program Application

  • Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).