Master's Admissions

We are excited in your interest in the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology Program! Please review the below information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

Fall 2023 applications begin October 1, 2022! 

Important Deadlines

We accept new students on a rolling basis and will close when the program is full. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for the fall semester. Submit your transcripts as soon as possible. Electronic transcripts are preferred. You can find out more about sending transcripts hereOpens in new window .

Deadline
Item Deadline
Application July 1st
Transcripts, Resume/CV, Personal Statement July 15th
English Language Proficieny Exam scores* May 15th 

 

Admission Requirements

The MSIDT program requires the following to be considered for admission to our program:

  • A bachelor's from an accredited, four-year university 
  • 3.0 GPA preferred, minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • GPAs within 2.5 and 2.99 could be accepted conditionally based on review of resume, essay, and interview. 

Please view the Office of Admissions websiteOpens in new window to view university-level requirements for graduate admissions. The application review process allows us to consider experiences, attributes, and other academic metrics, as well as the value an applicant would contribute to learning and teaching. 

The MSIDT program does not require the GRE or letters of recommendation.

International Students: If you are an International Student,  please be sure to seek advisement from International Student ServicesOpens in new window .  International Student Services provides advising to international students on F or J status on immigration, personal, social and cultural matters. Please note: our program does not grant visas. 

Please contact us regarding any program questions by emailOpens in new window or call us at (657) 278-2842 or (657) 278-3639.

 

Application Process

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 in the "Add Program" section of the application.

Please review the application process below (Admissions ChecklistPDF File Opens in new window ):

  1. Application: Submit an application via Cal State ApplyOpens in new window
    • Application fee is a non-refundable $70 fee. Cal State Apply has a fee waiverOpens in new window for those eligible. 
  2. Resume & Personal Statement: Submit your resume and personal statement through either "Program Materials" on the application OR send to the MSIDT email 
    • 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 CSUF, as well as your future academic and professional goals.
  3. Official Transcripts: please review the information on the Office of Admissions websiteOpens in new window regarding transcripts. You are required to submit transcripts from the university that awarded your undergraduate degree.
  4. Financial Aid:  Although you may not need financial support at the time of your application, it is best to apply just in case your needs change. Please visit the FAFSA websiteOpens in new window for more information. You can also visit the Office of Financial Aid's websiteOpens in new window .
  5. English Language Proficiency Exam scores: Only for students who earned their degree from a country whose native language is not English, regardless of current citizenship. Please review the English Language Proficiency webpageOpens in new window for accepted tests, scores, and exemptions. 

 

After submitting your application:

You will receive a username and ID from CSUF after successful submission of your application. You can manage your own application process, primarily the submission and evaluation of your official transcripts, after activating your CSUF student accountOpens in new window .

You will be also contacted by a staff or faculty member to set up a phone interview. The interview is fairly casual. Upon completion of the phone interview, the MSIDT program will continually check on the status of official transcripts. Once your undergraduate transcripts are collected, an admissions committee will review your application. 

Notification of admission can vary, depending on how fast official transcripts are received. 

Need assistance?
-  View the Cal State Apply GuidePDF File Opens in new window
-  Contact us at (657) 278-2842 or email usOpens in new window  
Please contact the CSUF Admissions help line at (657) 278-3100 or submit an Admissions Help Desk
    ticket
 for application issues.

 

 

Financial Aid

You may apply for financial aid, prior to being admitted to the university. In fact, it is encouraged for you apply for financial aid as soon as possible. Follow the instructions on the FAFSA website, located here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsaOpens in new window

You can also contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional questions regarding fiancial support. Please visit their websiteOpens in new window for contact information.

 

Check your ADMISSION status

If you have applied to the university, you may check your admission status by following the instructions listed on the Admissions website for prospective studentsOpens in new window . Please check frequently during the application process. Questions about the status of transcripts can be directed to the Admissions Office at admissions@fullerton.eduOpens in new window

 

Admission Notification & Deposit

After the MSIDT program has determined that you are a fit candidate for our program, you will receive two emails: one from the university, the other from the program. The email from the program will include pertinent information for the acceptance process as well as enrollment and orientation information.

Regardless of your decision, it is important you accept or decline admission via the email sent from the university. 

After accepting admission, you will pay a non-refundable $250 enrollment deposit. The deposit will offset a portion of your registration fees for the first semester. Accepting admission and paying the enrollment deposit are required to confirm your intent to enroll at CSU Fullerton.

 For cost of program attendance, see program tuition and feesOpens in new window .


 

Certificate Admission

Certificate students have two ways of applying to the certificate programs: through Cal State Apply or through Open University. 

 

Cal State Apply 

Cal State Apply is great method for students who wish to become official CSUF students and all that perks that come with it, including financial aid. It is important to note that this route secures you a spot in the program, however you will have to pay the same tuition as master's students.

 

Requirements

The cerificate program requires the following to be considered for admission to our program:

  • A bachelor's from an accredited, four-year university 
  • 3.0 GPA preferred, minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • GPAs within 2.5 and 2.99 could be accepted conditionally based on review of resume, essay, and interview. 

Application Process

  1. Application: Submit an application via Cal State ApplyOpens in new window
    • Select "Instructional Design and Technology Certificate - Level 1" or "Instructional Design and Technology Certificate - Level II"
    • Application fee is a non-refundable $70 fee. Cal State Apply has a fee waiverOpens in new window for those eligible. 
  2. Official Transcripts: please review the information on the Office of Admissions websiteOpens in new window regarding transcripts
  3. Financial Aid:  Although you may not need financial support at the time of your application, it is best to apply just in case your needs change. Please visit the FAFSA websiteOpens in new window for more information. You can also visit the Office of Financial Aid's websiteOpens in new window .
  4. English Language Proficiency Exam scores: Only for students who earned their degree whose native language is not English, regardless of current citizenship. Please review the English Language Proficiency webpageOpens in new window for accepted tests, scores, and exemptions. 

After submitting your application:

You will receive a username and ID from CSUF after successful submission of your application. You can manage your own application process, primarily the submission and evaluation of your official transcripts, after activating your CSUF student accountOpens in new window .

Need assistance?
-  View the Cal State Apply GuidePDF File Opens in new window
-  Contact us at (657) 278-2842 or email usOpens in new window  
Please contact the CSUF Admissions help line at (657) 278-3100 or submit an Admissions Help Desk
    ticket
 for application issues.

Please read "Check Your Admission Status" and "Admission Notification and Deposit" for more information.

Open University

Open UniversityOpens in new window is the preferred method for students only intending to take one or two courses per semester. It is part of the Extension and International Programs department. Please note that you must contact the department for the class information in order to register through Open University. You may contact us prior to the enrollment period to place your name on an Open University waitlist whereupon we will email you with the information the day of registration.

Spots are based upon first come-first serve and seats left open from the active master's cohort(s). 

INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Take a look at the informational videos created by our faculty that go over the MSIDT program. Or sneak a peek at our alumni testiomonials where they share their experiences in the program! We also have free, recorded webinars for you to peruse at your own time.
Take a Look!Opens in new window