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Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) & Advanced Credential Programs

How to Apply

Applying to the School of Education is a two-part process. Part one of the application process is to apply to CSUSM through a system called Cal State Apply.  Part two of the application is to complete the PDF Supplemental Application to the School of Education.

The deadlines to submit completed Fall 2018 applications are:

  • MAEd General Option - May 31, 2018 at 5pm PST
  • MAEd Special Education Option - May 31, 2018 at 5pm PST
  • MAEd Educational Administration Option - June 15, 2018 at 5pm PST

Part One: CSUSM Graduate Application – Cal State Apply

  1. Access the CSUSM Graduate Application through Cal State Apply.
  2. Select the button to create an account.
  3. Follow the screens to complete and submit the application. Be sure to select Fall 2018 as the term you intend to start the program. If needed, refer to our Cal State Apply Instructions sheet for step-by-step instructions.
  4. Submit the $55 application fee
  5. Once you successfully submit the application, you will receive an automated email confirmation from the Cal State Apply system.

NOTE: DO NOT upload documents into Cal State Apply as you will be required to submit those materials with the School of Education Supplemental Application.

Part Two: School of Education Supplemental Application

  1. Access the appropriate School of Education Supplemental Application by selecting the link below to the specific program you are applying to. Applications are PDF files and have been formatted so that you may type directly into the document. We recommend that you save the PDF file to your computer prior to filling out the application.

    Master of Arts in Education - General Option
    Master of Arts in Education - Special Education
    Master of Arts in Education - Educational Administration

  2. For your security protection, please either drop off completed Supplemental Applications with supporting documents to Nam Nguyen, University Hall 221 or mail to:

    Nam Nguyen
    CEHHS Student Services – UH 221
    333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

  3. Once your Supplemental Application has been received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email.

    For additional questions, please contact Nam Nguyen at


Application Deadlines:
Initial Credential Programs

Admissions for Fall 2018 will open January 15, 2018

MAEd & Advanced Credentials

Admissions for Fall 2018 will open January 29, 2018