M.S. in Literacy and Reading Education

Start your admission process at  Cal State ApplyOpens in new window . Visit the University's Admission pageOpens in new window Opens in new window for more general  instructions on what information you'll need to apply to Cal State Fullerton.

Apply for the spring cohort (semester begins late January)

  • Priority deadline: October 1
  • Regular deadline: November 1

Apply for the fall cohort (semester begins late August)

  • Priority deadline: April 1
  • Regular deadline: June 1

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions regarding this process prior to submitting an application, please email Patty Park (pattypark@fullerton.edu).

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 cumulative or last 60 semester units (applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 may be conditionally admitted). 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. If you do not currently meet the minimum GPA requirements, we still encourage you to submit an application.
  • Good standing at the last college attended
  • Approved undergraduate major

If you are an International Student, please be sure to seek advisement from International Student Services. International Student ServicesOpens in new window provides advising to international students on F or J status on immigration, personal, social and cultural matters.


There are several financial aid resources to help make earning your credential or degree in education more affordable.  Please visit our Resource page through the link below:

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