Application Process

We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2020 on October 1, 2019.
  • The application process is now online through Cal State Apply.
  • Please visit our Graduate Application page before applying. This page includes:
    • Pointers on how to use the Cal State Apply site
    • Important dates and deadlines
    • Information about Financial Aid
    • Information for international applicants

Please work closely with Dr. Parissa Tadrissi, the Faculty Coordinator,, and our Admissions Specialist, James Peavler, 707-664-2682,

Supporting Materials

Your application materials will be assessed by both Sonoma State Admissions and by the department to determine your eligibility. Early application is encouraged in order to take advantage of financial aid opportunities and to allow time for assessment of your application, and for international students, to follow visa processing guidelines.

You will need to gather the following supporting materials:

  1. One official sealed transcript no later than 2 years old showing the most recent 60 semester (90 quarter) units you have attempted, including award of the Bachelor's degree and any other work you have completed since. See Admissions Office Transcript Instructions for details.
  2. A written Statement of Purpose, in Spanish, regarding your professional experience and academic interests as related to the Spanish M.A. Program (maximum 500 words)
  3. A sound file of an oral description of your experience as a learner/speaker of Spanish
    spoken by you in Spanish (maximum of four minutes).
    • On CD or flash drive, mail to address below.
    • An .mp3 or other sound file can be e-mailed to the SEIE Admissions Specialist,

Hard copies of these supporting materials may be mailed to:

SSU Extended Education
Attn: James Peavler
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609