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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Reading Education (M.A.) 

How to Apply

  1. Cal State Apply University Application: Complete the University application at www.calstate.edu/apply

    Are you having trouble with the Cal State Apply application?  If so email cappello@mail.sdsu.edu right away for assistance.


  2. Submit official transcript(s) and test scores: Take the GRE exam and request official transcript(s) 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: TranscriptsForSDSU@sdsu.edu.  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.

    Read more about transcripts and test scores

  3. Decision Desk Program Application: The link to this program application will be available within the Cal State Apply application, but you can also access it here: Online Program Application for SDSU Graduate Programs using Decision Desk

Items Requested in Program Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to Decision Desk.

  1. Teaching Background Form: Complete the Teaching Background Form.

  2. Statement of Purpose: Write a Statement of Purpose based on this prompt (maximum of 2 pages using a size 12 font):

    What are your professional goals and how do you expect this graduate program to help you meet these goals?

  3. 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.

Questions

If you have questions about the application process or program itself, contact cappello@mail.sdsu.edu or visit the M.A. in Reading Education Homepage.

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

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