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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Master's in Education, Dual Language and English Learner Ed: Critical Literacy and Social Justice Specialization (M.A.)

How to Apply

  1. Cal State Apply University Application: Complete the University application at

    Are you having trouble with the Cal State Apply application?  If so email right away for assistance.

  2. Submit official transcript(s) and test scores: Request official transcript(s) and GRE scores to be sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions:

    Graduate Admissions
    SDSU - Enrollment Services
    5500 Campanile Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92182-7416

    Electronic Transcript Formats
    SDSU accepts electronic transcripts in PDF or EDI format.  

    Transcripts must be sent by the Institution
    When requesting an electronic transcript you can choose San Diego State University on the selection menu or have them sent to:  SDSU will not accept transcripts emailed from students.

    If you attended SDSU as an undergraduate student, then we do NOT require official transcripts from SDSU.  We have access to this information.

  3. Program Application: The link to this program application will be available within the Cal State Apply application, but you can also access it with the Program Application button below:

    Items Requested in Program Application

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

    1. Work History Form: Complete the Work History Form.

    2. Letter of Intent: Write a Letter of Intent that includes reasons you wish to be admitted to this Master’s program (500 words).

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


    If you have questions about the application process or program itself, contact or visit the M.A. Critical Literacy & Social Justice Homepage.

    Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

    Item DueDue Date
    Cal State Apply application
    (opens October 1, 2017)
    March 1, 2018
    Program application
    March 15, 2018
    Transcripts and GRE scores due
    April 1, 2018
    College of Education Office of Student Services