Graduate Admissions

College of Education Academic Programs

Please review SDSU Graduate Admission Criteria before checking the program-specific requirements on this site. Applications for Fall 2023 open on October 1, 2022. There is also information for international students.

2 Applications: University & Program

Most graduate programs (excluding credentials) require 2 applications:

  1. Cal State Apply for admission to the University
  2. Interfolio for admission into a specific academic program

Program Specific Applications & Required Documents

Important: Be sure to navigate to the correct program admission page PRIOR to starting a program application. After you begin, you will not be able to change the program to which you are applying, but will instead need to start a new application. All links are program specific, so be sure you are on the correct admissions page before starting the application.  Also, verify that the front page of the Interfolio program application indicates the program you are applying to.  You cannot "Google" Interfolio to access the program application-you must use the links below.

Doctoral & Educational Specialist Degree Programs

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Master's Degree Programs

Preliminary Credentials

Advanced Credentials

Clear Credential
General Education Induction Program (no longer offered at SDSU; visit San Diego County Office of Education)
Clear Credential
Pupil Personnel Services (only available with MS in School Counseling)
Advanced Credential
Education (M.A.) and Induction

Certificates and Added Authorizations