Requirements and Procedures

Admission Requirements and Procedures​

Come talk to us and ask any questions you might have about our program during the following information sessions:

  • February 22nd, 3:15-4:15pm, Location: King Hall B2019
  • March 22nd, 3:15-4:15pm, Location: King Hall B2019

Admission Requirements

  • The MA in TESOL Program requires that applicants (a) have a 2.75 grade point average for the last 90 quarter units attempted, (b) have completed the Cal State LA course TESOL 4000 (Linguistics in Education or ENGL 4101 (English Literature in America) or an equivalent Introduction to Linguistics course. 

  • Non-native speakers of English (regardless of citizenship) who have not completed an undergraduate program in English must obtain a score of 100 on the TOEFL IBT or 7.5 on the IELTS.  If your TOEFL score is below 100 or 7.5,  consider taking some of the courses offered at the English Language Program at Cal State LA. For information in these courses, please go to the English Language Program website.

  • Students can be admitted on a conditional basis.

  • For information on deadlines to apply, go to the MA in TESOL Program Deadlines website.

  • Download here a PDF of the MA in TESOL Program List of Courses Offered. 

Admission Procedures