Application Process

Accepting applications for Fall 2020

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2020

We accept and review applications on a rolling admissions basis.  There are a limited number of spaces for the Fall 2020 cohort, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances will be to be admitted for Fall 2020.

Please note that there is a $15 late application fee charged by the university for any Fall 2020 application submitted after July 15, 2019. Also, the university now restricts the number of late applications per program to only 3.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application by the Priority Deadline of June 10, 2020.

Admission Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, professional work experience within higher education institutions (2-/4-year colleges and universities) and/or closely affiliated organizations, university application, program application, statement of interest, professional résumé, and three letters of recommendation.

To apply to the HEAL Graduate Certificate program:

  1. Complete the University application at Cal State Apply at least 10 working days before you complete the program application.
  2. Complete the College of Education program application online using the Apply Now. If you have not done so before, you will need to first create a FluidReview account to begin a program application.  If you need assistance please contact Jeanette Perez and/or Program Admissions at (310) 243-3530 or via email at
  3. Upload your current professional résumé to the program application.
  4. Upload your statement of interest (1 page) to the program application.
  5. Upload three letters of recommendation/professional references to the program application.