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Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods


Application Deadlines

The deadlines below apply to both the Cal State Apply and Kremen School Application.

application deadlines
Spring 2022 Fall 2022
August 1, 2021 - November 1, 2021 October 1, 2021 - June 1, 2022

How to Apply

Apply at

  • Select the term, and click "apply"
  • Sign in, or if a new applicant, create an account
  • From the dashboard, select "Add Program"
  • In the search box, type "Fresno"
  • Scroll down and select "Certifiate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology" by clicking on the "+"
  • Select "My application" from the dashboard
  • Compete all four quadrants "Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials"

Cal State Apply Graduate Application Guide
The following describes in detail the requirements for the Kremen School in the "Program Materials" section of the Cal State Apply application. This section must be completed to be eligible for consideration for program admission.


Kremen School Application Detail

Located in the  "Program Materials" section in Cal State Apply.

Note: If you are a current student and would like to add this certificate to your current program, fill out this application. You do not need to complete the additional steps below.

Provide a copy of all unofficial transcripts.

Graduate program applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted and a minimum of 2.75 on any Post Baccalaureate work at Fresno State. 

This is a 1-2 page typed statement of your purpose for applying to the program.  Focus on your present situation and your short- and long-term professional goals. The form is included in the program application packet.

Include letters of reference from instructors, supervisors, or other individuals who are in a position to evaluate you in terms of your potential for success in the graduate program.  

 You must meet this requirement by ONE of the following:

  • Obtaining a minimum of a 41+ on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) writing portion, or pass all sections of the entire test (provide copy).
  • Passing all 3 sections of the CSET Multiple Subject test and the Writing Skills test (provide copy).
  • Obtaining a minimum passing score on the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE).
  • Earning a grade of "B" or better in any "W" course taken at Fresno State. (Note: This course cannot be counted toward your graduate degree.)
  • Substitution request approved by the Graduate Programs Coordinator (Dr. Susan Tracz) for a course taken at another institution.

To have courses that you have taken at another institution reviewed for substitution, please complete the Writing Competency Substitution Request form.

If you are an International Student, the TOEFL is a requirement for admission to Fresno State.  Verification of the TOEFL score is provided to the program by the International Admissions Office.