Visit Cal State Apply to begin the admission process for the Master of Science program. Visit the university Admissions website for more detailed instructions on what information you'll need to apply to Cal State Fullerton.

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Application Process

If you need any help with the application, please call us at  (657) 278-2842.

To apply to the Master of Science program, please complete the formal online application to the university Cal State Apply website. Select the Instructional Design and Technology program at CSU Fullerton. You will receive a username and ID and then you can manage your own application process, primarily the submission and evaluation of your official transcripts. Send your transcripts directly to the CSUF Admissions Office at P.O. Box 6900, Fullerton, CA 92834-6900.

Financial Aid

Remember to apply for Financial Aid 

You may apply for Financial Aid, even if you are not already admitted to the University.

 Application Deadline

We accept new students on a rolling basis, therefore, it is in your best interest to apply soon. 

Deadline to apply for Spring 2020: December 1, 2019

Deadline to apply for Fall 2020: July 1, 2020

Master of science degree includes two certificates 

Thank you for applying to the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology degree. You should know that by earning your degree, you also earn two certificates. When you complete your degree we will award you the  Certificate of Instructional Design Level I and Certificate of Instructional Design Level II . In addition, we will send you digital badges that you may include on your website, LinkedIn profiles, or other web based profiles.

Support Materials

After you have submitted your application through Cal State Apply you must submit your support materials. Please email your essay and resume to

  • Resume - Please include your academic background, technology related experience, and professional experience.
  • Personal Statement - Please submit a personal statement (500 word limit) indicating your reason for choosing the M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology program at CSU Fullerton, and your future academic and professional goals.


There is a fee to apply via Cal State Apply (search the Cal State Apply FAQ for "fee" for the current cost). For cost of program attendance, see program tuition and fees.

All graduate students who intend to enroll at CSU Fullerton must accept their offer of admission and pay a non-refundable $250 enrollment deposit. The deposit will offset a portion of your Registration Fees for the first semester.  You must accept admission and pay your enrollment deposit through your Student Portal, within 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 your admission to CSU Fullerton.  Accepting admission and paying the enrollment deposit are required to confirm your intent to enroll at CSU Fullerton.

Admission Requirements

Please note that there is a GPA requirement for admission to CSUF of 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA resulting in a BA/BS degree from an accredited institution and a 3.0 GPA department requirement (GPAs within 2.5 and 3.0 could be accepted conditionally based on review of resume, essay and interview).You will be able to see what is required at the university level for Admissions and Records when you apply through the Cal State Apply site for Graduate Admissions.

You can contact us regarding any program questions by email or call us at (657) 278-2842 or (657) 278-3639.

Please contact CSUF Admissions help line at (657) 278-7601.

Check your ADMISSION status

If you have already applied to the university, you may check your admission status by following the instructions listed on the Admissions website for prospective students.