Special Interest MA Admissions (ELSIT)

Application Deadline

  • For Fall Admissions, May 1st (If weekend then the next business day).
  • For Spring Admissions, November 1st (If weekend then the next business day).

Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized/accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted
  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary

Application Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application
  • $55.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report (international students only)

See Step 1 below for instructions.

  • ELSIT Department Application form
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 2 page statement of purpose

See Step 2 below for instructions.


How to Apply

Download the program application forms

Please visit our ELSIT Website to apply.

Step 1: Application to Division of Graduate Studies  

You must first apply to the university through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you are a US resident follow the Domestic Students procedure. If you are a non-US resident follow the International Students procedure.

2. Send the Division of Graduate Studies the following:

  • 2 copies of official transcript(s) from every College or University attended
  • $55.00 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card. Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University

Send the above documents to:
Graduate Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave., ADM 250
San Francisco, CA 94132

Go to Domestic Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies website

1. Apply to graduate study through SF State's online application system. The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications to graduate programs.The application fee is 55.00 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.

2. Send the Division of Graduate Studies the following:

  • Official academic documents from every college or university ever attended
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report
  • Financial Statement/Medical Insurance Form
  • $55.00 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card. Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University.

 

Send the above documents to:
International Graduate Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 250
San Francisco, CA 94132
USA

Go to International Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies website


Step 2: Apply to Program Department

You must also apply directly to the specific department within the Graduate College of Education for this program.

Applicants to this program must submit the following:

  • ELSIT Department Application Form
  • Two letters of reference from professors, employers, or other people you have worked with on a professional basis
  • One set of transcripts, copies are acceptable, from all colleges and universities attended including SFSU, both undergraduate and graduate
  • Statement of Purpose outlining the reasons for wanting to pursue a degree and/or credential in the selected program
  • Program Advisors and Evaluators may contact students for interviews

 

Send to:
San Francisco State University
Dept. of Equity, Leadership Studies, & Instructional Technologies, GCOE
1600 Holloway Ave, BH 239.
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158
Attn: Assistant to the Masters Coordinators


Step 3: Confirm Admission Status

After submitting your applications you can confirm your admission status on your SF State Gateway account.


Questions?

If you have questions about the admissions process please contact the ELSIT Department at 415-338-1653 or elsit@sfsu.edu.