1: Apply online to the Graduate School at
Contact all Universities and Colleges you have attended and
request the schools send Official Transcripts to the Graduate
School at Stanislaus State. (You can email your Official
Transcripts to EIEtranscripts@csustan.edu)
Priority Application Deadline: TBD. Based on
space availability, the application period may be extended.
Step 2: Take the GRE Writing Test or Alternative Writing
Option 1: GRE Writing
Submit GRE Writing scores of 3.5 or
higher to the Graduate School and the Department of Psychology
and Child Development
Candidates choosing the alternative assessment will submit two
additional professional writing samples (minimum of 500 words
each) of independent authorship to be evaluated for admission
using the program’s writing rubric. The samples may be on any
topic and should show the candidate’s ability to use professional
sources and to write for a professional audience; they should be
well written and documented with either APA, MLA, or other
professional writing styles.
Step 3: Complete the Child Development Program Application
Upload a Screenshot of the ETS webpage that shows
your passing writing score of 3.5 or higher.
Upload any Additional professional writing samples
OPTION 2 - Writing Samples
Two professional Writing Samples of your
own authorship. The samples should show your
ability to use professional sources and to write for
a professional audience; they should be well written
and documented in either APA or MLA writing style.
Samples might include essays, position papers,
research papers or proposals; grant proposals,
newsletters, and magazines, training manuals,
3 Letters of Recommendation.
Provide the names and contact information of your
the first page of each of the reference forms and
send them to the 3 recommenders to complete. Have the
recommender email the completed form toMAChildDevelopment@csustan.edu by
the review date.