M.A. in Education, Adult Education Concentration

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Designed for graduate students who wish to pursue advanced studies on adult learning and educational processes.

Graduates of this program work as leaders in a wide variety of contexts addressing the increasing need for adult education activities in literacy programs, community colleges, the workplace, community-based organizations, and many other formal and non-formal settings.


Program Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average in last 60 credit units attempted

  • Department evaluators may request to interview applicants when deemed necessary


How to Apply

Download the program application form(s)


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.


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.

1. Apply to graduate study through Cal State Apply, SF State's online application system. The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications. 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:

  • 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 Cal State Apply, 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 (only 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
 

Go to International Admissions page of Division of Graduate Studies website


Step 2: Application to the 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 SF State, 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:
Attn: ELSIT Admissions
Dept. of Equity, Leadership Studies, & Instructional Technologies, GCOE
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, BH 239
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158


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