Advanced Certificates

Advanced Certificates are offered at the SDSU main campus and through the SDSU External Degree/Self-support programs.

How to Apply

  • Apply to the university through Cal State Apply.
  • Submit required documents to Graduate Admissions.
  • Submit department required materials. Please see individual program requirements below for more details.

Review detailed instructions on how to apply on the Graduate Steps to Apply website or if you are an applicant who will study in the U.S. on an F-1 visa visit the International Graduate Steps to Apply website.

SDSU Main Campus

SDSU's main campus is located northeast of downtown San Diego, just off Interstate 8 and conveniently located along the San Diego Trolley Green Line.

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

School of Music and Dance
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7902

Campus Location: M 112

Tel: (619) 594-6031
Fax: (619) 594-1692

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

Kevin Delgado
(619) 594-6045
[email protected]
M 219

Admissions Coordinator

Shirley Valencia-Gutierrez
(619) 594-6032
[email protected]
M 112

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Special Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1170

Campus Location: NE 70

Tel: (619) 594-6665
Fax: (619) 594-6628

Department Website

Adviser

Laura Hall
(619) 594-0768
[email protected]
NE 70

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

ARPE/Interwork Institute
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1127

Campus Location: EBA 246

Tel: (619) 594-6406
Fax: (619) 594-4208

Department Website

Admissions Coordinator

Leesa Brockman
(619) 594-6115
[email protected]
EBA 246C

This program is not open at this time.

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Dual Language and English Learner Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1152

Campus Location: EBA 214

Tel: (619) 594-5155
Fax: (619) 594-1183

Department Website

Adviser

Tamara Collins-Parks
[email protected]
EBA 214

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Child and Family Development
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4502

Campus Location: EBA 403

Tel: (619) 594-5380
Fax: (619) 594-5921

Department Website
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Crystal Flores
(619) 594-5380
[email protected]
EBA 403

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Dual Language and English Learner Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1152

Campus Location: EBA 214

Tel: (619) 594-5155
Fax: (619) 594-1183

Department Website

Adviser

Tamara Collins-Parks
[email protected]
EBA 214

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2018 Deadlines*

Spring 2018 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

*Admissions priority will be given to those who submit the Cal State Apply application by February 1. Please see department website for further details.

Contact Information

Learning Design & Technology Program
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4561

Campus Location: PSFA 361

Tel: (619) 594-5450
Fax: (619) 594-6246

Department Website

Adviser

Marcie Bober-Michel
(619) 867-7717
[email protected]
PSFA 346

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines*

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

*Admission priority will be given to students who submit their application and all materials by Feburary 15. See department website for additional information.

Contact Information

LGBT Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6030

Campus Location: AL 346

Tel: (619) 594-6524
Fax: (619) 594-5218

Department Website

Adviser

Esther Rothblum
(619) 594-6662
[email protected]
AL 317

Admissions Coordinator

Teddi Brock
(619) 594-2952
[email protected]
AL 346

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Counseling and School Psychology
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1179

Campus Location: NE 179

Tel: (619) 594-6109
Fax: (619) 594-7025

Department Website
[email protected]

Department Materials

Submit programs application. Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

ARPE/Interwork Institute
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1127

Campus Location: EBA 246

Tel: (619) 594-6406
Fax: (619) 594-4208

Department Website

Adviser

Marjorie Olney
(619) 594-6883
[email protected]
EBA 229

Admissions Coordinator

Leesa Brockman
(619) 594-6115
[email protected]
EBA 246C

Department Materials

Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

School of Public Health
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4162

Campus Location: HT 119

Tel: (619) 594-6317
Fax: (619) 594-6112

Department Website

Adviser

Penelope "Jenny" Quintana
(619) 594-1688
[email protected]
HT 104

Admissions Coordinator

Brenda Fass-Holmes
(619) 594-4492
[email protected]
HT 129

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

ARPE/Interwork Institute
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1127

Campus Location: EBA 246

Tel: (619) 594-6115
Fax: (619) 594-4208

Department Website

Adviser

Caren Sax
(619) 594-7183
[email protected]
EBA 246C

Admissions Coordinator

Leesa Brockman
(619) 594-6115
[email protected]
EBA 246C

Department Materials

Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

School of Social Work
College of Health and Human Services
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4119

Campus Location: HH 119

Tel: (619) 594-6865
Fax: (619) 594-5991

Department Website

Admissions Director

Cheryl James
(619) 594-5710
[email protected]
HH 118

Admissions Coordinator

Emily Sapp
(619) 594-1480
[email protected]
HH 119E

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

ARPE/Interwork Institute
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1127

Campus Location: EBA 246

Tel: (619) 594-6115
Fax: (619) 594-4208

Department Website

Adviser

Caren Sax
(619) 594-7183
[email protected]
EBA 246C

Admissions Coordinator

Leesa Brockman
(619) 594-6115
[email protected]
EBA 246C

Department Materials

Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7727

Campus Location: SHW 214

Tel: (619) 594-5268
Fax: (619) 594-4877

Department Website

Adviser

Betty Samraj
(619) 594-1910
[email protected]
SHW 201

Admissions Coordinator

Yasmine Panahi
(619) 594-1915
[email protected]
SHW 215

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Rhetoric and Writing Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4452

Campus Location: SHW 141

Tel: (619) 594-6515
Fax: (619) 594-6530

Department Website

Adviser

Glen McClish
(619) 594-2204
[email protected]
SHW 148

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines*

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

*Admission priority will be given to students who submit their application and all materials by Feburary 15. See department website for additional information.

Contact Information

Department of Women's Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6030

Campus Location: AL 346

Tel: (619) 594-6524
Fax: (619) 594-5218

Department Website

Adviser

Kimala Price
(619) 594-8442
[email protected]
AL 317

Admissions Coordinator

Teddi Brock
(619) 594-2952
[email protected]
AL 344

SDSU External Degree/Self-Support

SDSU also offers External Degree/Self-Support programs - these programs are not subsidized by the State of California and students are expected to pay the full tuition fees.

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring 2019 Deadlines

Contact Information

Dual Language and English Learner Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1152

Campus Location: EBA 214

Tel: (619) 594-5155
Fax: (619) 594-1183

Department Website

Adviser

Tamara Collins-Parks
[email protected]
EBA 214

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring 2019 Deadlines

Contact Information

Dual Language and English Learner Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1152

Campus Location: EBA 214

Tel: (619) 594-5155
Fax: (619) 594-1183

Department Website

Adviser

Tamara Collins-Parks
[email protected]
EBA 214

Department Materials

Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring 2019 Deadlines

Contact Information

Graduate Business Programs
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8228

Campus Location: EBA 448

Tel: (619) 594-8073
Fax: (619) 594-7046

Department Website
[email protected]

Department Materials

Important message for International Students.

Submit supplemental documents to department. Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation

Fall 2019 Deadlines*

Spring 2019 Deadlines

*International applicants must apply and submit all required documents by April 1.

Contact Information

Regulatory Affairs Programs
College of Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1010

Campus Location: GMCS 615

Tel: (619) 594-6030
Fax: (619) 594-6381

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

Lorah Bodie, Ed.D.
(619) 594-0124
[email protected]

Department Materials

Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring 2019 Deadlines

Contact Information

Homeland Security Program
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1012

Campus Location: CSL 120

Tel: (619) 594-5960
Fax: (619) 594-4372

Department Website

Adviser

Eric Frost
(619) 594-5960
[email protected]

Department Materials

Important message for International Students.

Submit supplemental documents to department. Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume

Fall 2019 Deadlines*

Spring 2019 Deadlines

*International applicants must apply and submit all required documents by April 1.

Contact Information

Regulatory Affairs Programs
College of Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1010

Campus Location: GMCS 615

Tel: (619) 594-6030
Fax: (619) 594-6381

Department Website
[email protected]

Graduate Adviser

Lorah Bodie, Ed.D.
(619) 594-0124
[email protected]

This program is not open at this time.

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring 2019 Deadlines

Contact Information

ARPE/Interwork Institute
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1127

Campus Location: EBA 246

Tel: (619) 594-6406
Fax: (619) 594-4208

Department Website

Adviser

Charles Degeneffe
(619) 594-6921
[email protected]
EBA 227A

Department Materials

Submit required department materials using the Program Application. Consult the department website for details.

Please note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed PRIOR to the program application. Please plan to complete the Cal State Apply application AT LEAST one week before the program deadline.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Physics
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1233

Campus Location: P 131

Tel: (619) 594-6240
Fax: (619) 594-5485

Department Website

Adviser

Mauro Tambasco
(619) 594-6161
[email protected]
P 139

Department Materials

Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

International applicants should review the Requirements by Country for country-specific information. Failure to submit the exact country-specific documents listed may result in your application being canceled.

Please note GRE Exam not required for certificate.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring 2019 Deadlines

Contact Information

Department of Computer Science
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7720

Campus Location: GMCS 413

Tel: (619) 594-6191
Fax: (619) 594-6746

Department Website

Adviser

Leland Beck
(619) 594-6191
[email protected]
GMCS 407B

Admissions Coordinator

Teresa Couri
(619) 594-1931
[email protected]
GMCS 407A