Master's Program Admissions


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units.
  • Successful completion of a teacher credential program. For information about obtaining a teaching credential, view our  credential program information.
  • If an applicant has not completed a credential program, the department will consider equivalent experience in lieu of a credential. If you feel you have equivalent experience, please complete and submit the verification form.

Admissions Process

  • Complete the Cal State Apply Opens in new window application.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Send completed departmental application PDF File to:
    California State University, Fullerton
    Attn: Raquel Clovery
    College Park, Suite 540
    P.O. Box 6868
    Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
    Telephone: (657) 278-4028
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Applicants who are planning to apply for financial aid Opens in new window  should not wait until admission is granted. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

Masters Enrollment Fee


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. This is NOT an additional fee. Once paid, this deposit will reduce the cost of your fall tuition by $250.

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.

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

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

For further questions regarding this process, please visit  the University's Admissions site Opens in new window .

The Graduate Program in Secondary Education does not require GRE scores.