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How to Apply

Important Dates for Fall 2023

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
February 1, 2023
2. Interfolio program application February 15, 2023
3. Official transcripts due March 1, 2023
 

Steps 1-4: Admission to SDSU

Steps 1-4 must be completed through the SDSU Graduate Admissions Office.
Get help and tips on how to complete the Cal State Apply application.

SDSU Graduate Admissions: Steps to Apply
 

Step 5: Submit the Program application

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

Gather Items Requested in Program Application

Gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the Interfolio program application:

  • Statement of Purpose: Write a Statement of Purpose essay based on this prompt - "What are your professional goals, and how do you expect this graduate program to help you meet those goals?" Your essay should be 2 pages maximum, using a size 12 font.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Contact one individual who you have interacted with professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program application.

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