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Master's in Education, Special Education: Autism (M.A.) Program Application

On this page: Learn how to apply to the Master's in Education, Special Education: Autism (M.A.).

Important Dates for Fall 2020

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 2, 2020
2. Program Application  March 2, 2020
3. Transcripts & GRE scores due April 1, 2020

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Master's in Education, Special Education: Autism (M.A.) Program:

  • You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts.
  • Then, submit the Program application for the Master's in Education, Special Education: Autism (M.A.) Program.

1. Cal State Apply

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

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) -- opens October 1

2. Request official transcripts

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

3. Apply to the Program

Submit the program application and required documents as directed below:

Required documents

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

Upload a 300- to 500-word essay describing:

  • Your philosophy of education
  • Your reasons for applying to this program
  • Your potential for succeeding in an advanced degree program in Special Education

Contact 2 individuals who you have interacted with both academically and/or professionally and who would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their recommendations directly into the Online Program application.

Program application

Access the Online Program Application

Go to Program Application -- opens October 1

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