Graduate Programs

Creative Writing & Communication

  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Contemporary Media (MFA)

Education

  • Induction Program
  • Dual Credentials Certificate (CT/DC)
  • Preliminary M/M Education Specialist Credential Certificate (CT/MMES)
  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Certificate (CT/MS)
  • Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Certificate (CT/NBECE)
  • Master of Education with Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (MEd/TC)
  • Master of Arts in Education with Concentration in Leadership and Social Justice (MAE)
  • Master of Arts in Education with Concentration in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education (MAE/NBECE)
  • Master of Arts in Education with Preliminary M/M Education Specialist Credential (MAE/ES)
  • Master of Arts in Education with Dual Credentials – Preliminary Multiple Subject & Preliminary M/M Education Specialist (MAE/BC)

Leadership, Management & Business

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Psychology 

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACP)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Criteria for acceptance to any graduate program include relevance and strength of previous college work, writing skills, community involvement, and previous study and/or experience in the field. The required essays are used to assess writing skills and other qualities such as: self-understanding, the applicant’s mindedness and interest in working with diverse populations. While grade point averages and the quality and content of previous academic work are evaluated for admission, the programs also consider exemplary field experience and other interpersonal qualities conducive to successful graduate training in the study (Psychology, Education, Business). Some graduate programs require two letters of recommendation written by those qualified to assess the applicant’s: intellectual and creative work, ability to successfully manage self-directed graduate studies, and competence for professional pursuits linked to the academic program. Lastly, individual or group interviews facilitated by the academic program are required to directly assess interpersonal qualities and an applicant’s fit with the program.

Admission Requirements for the
MBA, MACP, MFA, and PsyD Programs

MBA MACP MFA PsyD
Entrance Term Fall (September) Fall (October) or Winter (January) Winter/Spring (December) or Summer/Fall (June) Fall (October)
Online Application X X X X
Admission essays X X X X
Resume X X X
Two letters of recommendation X X X
Official, sealed transcripts or eTranscripts X X X X
Desired minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.2
Interview with the Academic Program X X X X

 

Admission Requirements for the
Education & Credentialing Master’s Programs

MEd/TC MAE/BC MAE/NBECE MAE/ES MAE
Entrance Term Summer (July) Summer (July) Summer (July) Summer (July) Summer (July)
Online Application X X X X X
Admission essay X X X X X
Resume X X X X X
Two letters of recommendation X X X X X
Official transcripts X X X X X
Desired minimum undergraduate GPA 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
Successful completion of the admission interview with the Academic Program X X X X X
Proof of CBEST Passage or the CSET Multiple Subjects and CSET Writing Skills X X X
Proof of registration or passage of CSET Multiple Subjects* X X X
Copy of valid CA credential X

*In addition to the required passage of the CBEST, passage of CSET Multiple Subjects is strongly advised prior to beginning coursework. To learn more about either test please visit: http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.

Admission Requirements for the
Education & Credentialing Certificate Programs

CT/DC CT/MS CT/MMES CT/NBECE
Entrance Term Summer (July) Summer (July) Summer (July) Summer (July)
Online Application X X X X
Admission essay X X X X
Resume X X X X
Two letters of recommendation X X X
Official transcripts X X X
Desired minimum undergraduate GPA 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
Successful completion of the admission interview with the Academic Program X X X
Proof of CBEST Passage or the CSET Multiple Subjects and CSET Writing Skills X X X
Proof of registration or passage of CSET Multiple Subjects* X X X
Copy of valid CA credential X

*In addition to the required passage of the CBEST, passage of CSET Multiple Subjects is strongly advised prior to beginning coursework. To learn more about either test please visit: http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.

A maximum of 9 quarter (6 semester) units of graduate coursework from external, regionally accredited institutions may be used for transfer into a graduate program with approval of the Program Chair and/or Student Services Office. Applicants must submit official transcripts of any completed graduate coursework as part of the application process. Students applying to the PsyD program (post-bachelors or post-masters) wishing to waive coursework based on completion of graduate courses from a previous institution must demonstrate course equivalency via the PsyD program’s Course Equivalency Policy (please refer to the PsyD Program Policies in this catalog).

 

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