Statement regarding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on admissions
The last two years have brought unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has impacted all areas of students’ lives, including experiences in the classroom, employment opportunities, and volunteer and extracurricular activities. At SDSU, we understand that there are concerns about how the pandemic and related effects will impact the admissions process and decisions. We are committed to a holistic review of applications, considering applicants’ academic background, experiences, and attributes that make them a good fit for the profession and for our MA program specifically. In line with our school and program missions, we aim to recruit applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences and train future clinicians to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations across the lifespan. We understand that not all applicants have had the same opportunities and support, and that unanticipated challenges have interrupted projects and experiences, and disrupted plans. We will take this and more into consideration of your application. If you have any questions about the admissions process that cannot be answered on this website or CSDCAS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We receive approximately 600 MA applications each admissions cycle, but have space for 40-45 students. Thus, the admissions process is very competitive.
Applicants must meet the requirements of this program which include an acceptable baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution and be in good standing in the last institution attended.
- All applicants must demonstrate completion of the necessary prerequisites prior to the beginning of the Fall semester of entry
Grade Point Average
A GPA of at least 3.20 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credits of upper division and/or graduate courses . Please note that average of admitted students is usually much higher – around 3.8 Because of the high GPA of admitted students, we do not admit students conditionally.
Additional Factors and Requirements
- Note that we do consider other factors in addition to standardized test scores and GPA in reviewing applicants for admission. Please refer to our specific application guidelines on the MA Application page.
- Applicants for admission to any SDSU MA program must also meet the general requirements for classified graduate standing to San Diego State University, as outlined in the current SDSU Graduate Bulletin.