The Department of Special Education & Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University offers programs that prepare special educators and speech-language pathologists to enter professional practice in today’s increasingly multicultural and multilingual society. Candidates seeking careers in programs for people with disabilities in schools, clinics, hospitals and community agencies will find a range of options at SFSU. Programs include a Joint Doctoral Program with SF State and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.), master's degrees, graduate certificates, teaching and clinical rehabilitative services credentials (CRS),  an undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders (BA) and a minor in Special Education. The Department has pioneered many of the models for programs and services for individuals with disabilities.

Application Deadlines for Admission

Special Education (SPED)

  • March 15 (Fall)
  • October 15 (Spring)

Communicative Disorders (CD)

  • December 15 (Fall admission only)

Register for an Application Information session, held regularly and hosted by the Credential & Graduate Services Center

  • SPED Application Information Sessions:
    2:30-4:30, Burk Hall 214
    11/3, 11/24, 12/15
  • CD Application Information Sessions:
    1:00-3:00, Burk Hall 214

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