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Application Process

We require a formal application, a resume and essay (see details below). Complete the formal online application to the university Cal State Apply website select MSIDT program at CSU Fullerton for Spring 2018. You will receive a username and ID and can manage your own application process, primarily the submission and evaluation of your official transcripts. Send your transcripts directly to the CSUF Admissions Office (P.O. Box 6900, Fullerton, CA 92834-6900).

Application Deadline

We accept new students on a rolling basis, therefore it is in your best interest to apply soon. Applications for Spring 2018 are now open.

Spring applications close December 1, 2017

Fall 2018 applicants are now open!

Spring 2018 Orientation Date: 01/20/2018 Saturday

Support Materials Deadline
Email your essay and resume to when you apply.

  • RESUME - include your academic background, technology-related experience, and professional experience.
  • MANDATORY - Personal Statement - “Please submit a personal statement (500 word limit) indicating your reason for choosing the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program at Fullerton, and what goals you plan to achieve.”
  • TECHNOLOGY SURVEY - Please complete the survey using the information below and include your results in your essay response.
    Login information:
    Username: MSIDT
    Password: MSIDT14



Are you interested in applying to the Instructional Design Certificate?
Simply complete the application to apply and submit your transcripts.

The department staff will contact you by e-mail to schedule an appointment for your telephone interview with the Program Director/MSIDT faculty members after you submit your essay and resume. The interview is related to the information on your essay and resume.

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.

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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 (GPA’s 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. Please direct all program questions to or to the department office at (657) 278-2842 and all questions concerning the on-line application and transcripts to the CSUF Admissions help line at (657) 278-7601.

Please note that there is another program offered at CSUF which focuses on technology that may be an option for your professional goals. The MS in Education with a concentration in Educational Technology is designed to (1) help classroom teachers upgrade their skills and knowledge about new educational technologies and their role in the classroom and (2) prepare teachers for technology leadership roles in public or private schools. Please contact Dr. Kim Norman at for more information.
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