Masters Program

Masters Program
Spring 2018: Contact Advisers for more information

MASTERS IN EDUCATION:  If interested in being part of our 100% online Curriculum and Instruction emphasis in Early Childhood Education cohort, please contact Heather Terry at   

MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL or COMBINED MASTERS/MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS:  Have you attended the mandatory in-person credential program overview?

Our various M.S. in Education programs are designed to help career classroom teachers upgrade their skills, become informed about new ideas in elementary teaching, and prepare for leadership roles within schools, school districts and other organizations.

About Our Program

Introduction to Our Graduate Programs

This printable PDF is a great starting point for an introduction to our Master's Degree program. Download our Introduction to Our Graduate Programs (PDF).

Frequently Asked Questions

We've assembled some of our most asked questions - odds are the answer you need is here.  Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Master's Degree Options

Explore the full list of M.S. in Education concentrations.  Each option also includes a description to highlight the differences between our program options. Read more about our Master's Degree in Education options.


Feedback from our candidates is a vital component to program improvement. All Master’s and advanced credential program candidates are asked to complete a set of brief online surveys at various points throughout their program. All surveys are confidential. The College of Education compiles the data and uses it for program purposes only. Read more about our surveys.

Admissions Information

Program Requirements

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units
  • Teaching credential (preliminary or clear) or equivalent experience*
  • For information about the teaching credential, view our credentials page
  • *Equivalent experience might include several years teaching in a preschool or private school setting. Contact the adviser for more information.
  • Please note that the CSU Mentor application requests letters of recommendation or a supervisor.  These are not required by the department so you do not need to submit these letters.
  • Meet the College of Education Requirements for Proficiency in Written and Spoken English.

How to Apply

To apply to the Master's Program, applicants must first be enrolled at Cal State Fullerton. Begin that process at CSU Mentor (

Please note that even after transcripts have been received by Admissions and Records it may take up to 6 weeks for the application to be processed.  Applicants should continue to check the "To-Do" list for updates in the Student Center. This list can be accessed through the student portal.

IMPORTANT: All graduate students who intend to enroll at California State University, Fullerton must accept their offer of admission and pay a non-refundable $250 enrollment deposit. The deposit will offset a portion of the Registration Fees for the first semester.  This is NOT an additional fee.  Once paid, this deposit will reduce the cost of the fall tuition by $250.

Applicants must accept admission and pay the enrollment deposit through the Student Portal in the Student Center.   Under the Admissions area of the Student Center, click on the Application Status link. The Accept/Decline button will be displayed. Click on the Accept/Decline button to accept admission to CSU Fullerton.  Accepting admission and paying the enrollment deposit are required to confirm intent to enroll at CSU Fullerton.

Our College-wide deadline for final payment of the $250 enrollment deposit is July 15th.

Candidates with financial aid will have the enrollment deposit waived until financial aid is awarded.

For further questions regarding this process, please visit this link:

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