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Programs with Fall Admission

The first day to apply for Fall 2020 admission is October 1, 2019. Please click your program of interest below for the paper, program application packet and deadline. You may email the Graduate Studies Office and request to be added to our Prospective Student list for your program of interest. 

Due to the ongoing considerations surrounding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, for the remainder of the semester, many staff will be asked to continue to work remotely on most days. Therefore, for candidates applying to programs with an April 15, 2020 or June 1, 2020 deadline, please submit program application materials to the Graduate Studies Office electronically via email to: ced-gradstudies@csulb.eduPlease note that Letter of Recommendation forms and narrative letters should be submitted directly by recommenders via email to ced-gradstudies@csulb.edu

Our office is closed on the weekend. Please check the Graduate Studies Office homepage for the hours of operation. The Cal State Apply online university application closes at midnight on the deadline date.

School Psychology (Educational Specialist Degree) and PPS credential in School Psychology

Develops highly trained professional who help children and youth succeed academically, behaviorally, emotionally, and socially via prevention and intervention supports. These services are provided to students as well as educators and families who care for them.

Fall 2020 Deadline: January 15, 2020

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) For Reference Only Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

Counseling Psychology (MS in Counseling Psychology) (formerly Marriage & Family Therapy)

Prepares therapists for licensed independent practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals and clinics, employee assistance programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families, and couples.

Fall 2020 Deadline: January 15, 2020

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) For Reference Only Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

Curriculum & Instruction: Elementary (MA in Education)

Prepares teacher leaders and curriculum specialists to develop theoretical understanding and critical analytical skills in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in K-6 schools.

Fall 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020 *

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.  

Curriculum & Instruction: Secondary (MA in Education)

Prepares teacher leaders and curriculum specialists to develop theoretical understanding and critical analytical skills in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in 6-12 schools. 

Fall 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020 *

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.  

Dual Language Development (MA in Education)

Develops instructional leaders who examine literacy and language development of native English speakers, bilingual speakers, English language learners, and speakers of non-standard English in grades K-12 and adult education.  

Fall 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020 *

2020 Program Application Packet.(PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.  

Early Childhood Education (MA in Education)

Prepares educators, leaders and policy advocates to understand children from birth to age 8 and management of early childhood organizations in a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings.

Fall 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020 *

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.  

Educational Administration (MA in Education) and Preliminary Administrative Services credential

Equips leaders to serve as principals or other school administrators in order to maximize the academic achievement of diverse K-12 grade students in an educational organization.

Fall 2020 Priority Deadline: February 3, 2020; Fall 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020 *

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

Educational Technology & Media Leadership (MA in Education) and/or Teacher Librarian Services credential

Provides foundations and practical skills for career growth in settings that use educational technologies and e-learning.  Students include K-12 teachers, university staff and faculty, school librarians, technology coordinators, and educational media developers.

Fall 2020 Deadline: April 15, 2020 *

2020 Program Application Packet.(PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

Social & Cultural Analysis of Education (MA in Education)

An interdisciplinary program that utilizes critical approaches to understand and analyze the relationship between education and society–both locally and globally–with an emphasis on effecting social change.

Fall 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020 * (deadline extended from 4/15/2020)

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

School Counseling (MS in Counseling) and PPS credential in School Counseling

Prepares school counselors to support all students academic, social/emotional, and career success. The  program also prepares effective leaders, advocates, collaborators, and systems change agents to work in diverse K-12 schools. 

Fall 2020 Deadline: December 1, 2019 +

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) For Reference Only Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

Student Development in Higher Education (MS in Counseling)

Develops community college and university professionals who understand the needs of college students from diverse backgrounds, and collaborate with faculty and campus stakeholders to promote holistic development of students.

Fall 2020 Deadline: December 1, 2019 +

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) For Reference Only Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

Special Education (MS in Special Education)

Strengthens graduate students’ depth of understanding of service delivery models for individuals with disabilities, develops scholars’ ability to critically examine emerging research and practice to develop high quality intervention programs in special education, and builds future change agents and leaders.

Fall 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020 *

2020 Program Application Packet (PDF) Students with visual limitations can contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 for assistance in filling out this document.

* International students have additional application materials and deadlines. Applicants who plan to attend CSULB on an F1 or J1 visa, must apply using the international application at Cal State Apply by the application deadline or April 1, 2020, whichever comes first. Please contact the Center for International Education by email.

+ The December 1, 2019 deadline is a weekend. Our office is closed on the weekend. The deadline for the program application will be Monday, December 2, 2019. Program applications must be received by the deadline, however the online university application is due December 1, 2019. Postmarked applications after the deadline will NOT be accepted.