Doctorate Degrees

All doctorate degrees are offered on the SDSU main campus.

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.

Department Materials

Submit CSDCAS Program Application. The Program Application will be avialable after October 13, 2017. Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

AuD Joint Doctoral Program
School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1518

Campus Location: SLHS 221

Tel: (619) 594-7746
Fax: (619) 594-7109

Department Website

Adviser
Carol Mackersie
(619) 594-3151
[email protected]
SLHS 232

Admissions Coordinator
Janet Park
(619) 594-7746
[email protected]
SLHS 221

Department Materials

Submit Program 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

* Admission priority will be given to students who apply and complete their file by December 15. See department website for additional information.

Contact Information

Department of Biology
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4614

Campus Location: LS 104

Tel: (619) 594-6767
Fax: (619) 594-5676

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

Ricardo Zayas
(619) 594-2698
[email protected]
LS 306

Admissions Coordinator

Patricia Swinford
Tel: (619) 594-5504
Fax: (619) 594-5676
[email protected]
LS 104

Department Materials

See department website for instructions.

Contact Information

Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4614

Campus Location: LS 102B

Tel: (619) 594-2980
Fax: (619) 594-5676

Department Website

Adviser

David Lipson
(619) 594-4460
[email protected]
PS 241

Admissions Coordinator

Jamie Rhine
(619) 594-2980
[email protected]
LS 104

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 Biology
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4614

Campus Location: LS 104

Tel: (619) 594-6767
Fax: (619) 594-5676

Department Website

Adviser

Elizabeth Waters
(619) 594-7036
[email protected]
LSN 208

Admissions Coordinator

Medora Bratlien
(619) 594-7429
[email protected]
LSN 102

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 Chemistry
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1030

Campus Location: GMCS 209

Tel: (619) 594-5595
Fax: (619) 594-4634

Department Website
[email protected]

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 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

*Applications received by December 1 will be given full consideration. See department website for additional information.

Contact Information

Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
San Diego State University
6363 Alvarado Ct. #103
San Diego, CA 92120-4913

Tel: (619) 594-2246
Fax: (619) 594-6780

Department Website
[email protected]

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

*All application materials must be submitted to Graduate Admissions and to the department by January 31 to receive priority consideration for admission and funding. Note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed at least one week earlier (January 24) to allow sufficient time to receive your SDSU RedID, which is required to complete the Program Application. See department website for additional information.

Contact Information

Computational Science Research Center
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1245

Campus Location: GMCS 206

Tel: (619) 594-3430
Fax: (619) 594-2459

Department Website
[email protected]

Advisers

Jose E. Castillo
(619) 594-7205
[email protected]
GMCS 206E

Satchi Venkataraman
(619) 594-6660
[email protected]
ENG 309

Admissions Coordinator

Parisa Plant
(619) 594-3430
[email protected]
GMCS 206

Department Materials

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

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

SDSU/CGU Doctoral Program in Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1105

Campus Location: EBA 250

Tel: (619) 594-6544
Fax: (619) 594-4869

Department Website
[email protected]

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 Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1127

Campus Location: EBA 246

Tel: (619) 594-6115

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

J. Luke Wood
(619) 594-0167
[email protected]
EBA 250

Admissions Coordinator

Wendy Braken
(619) 594-5871
[email protected]
EBA 246A

Department Materials

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

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Educational Leadership Department
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1109

Campus Location: NE 166

Tel: (619) 594-4063
Fax: (619) 594-3825

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

James Marshall
(619) 594-0153
[email protected]
NE 162 C

Admissions Coordinator

Rachael Stewart
(619) 594-1338
[email protected]
EBA 246

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 February 15. Note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed at least one week earlier (February 8) to allow sufficient time to receive your SDSU RedID, which is required to complete the Program Application.

Contact Information

Engineering Joint Doctoral Program
College of Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1326

Campus Location: E 203

Tel: (619) 594-6079
Fax: (619) 594-3138

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

Dr. Eugene Olevsky
(619) 594-6329
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Donovan Geiger
(619) 594-6079
[email protected]
E 200A

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 Geography
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4493

Campus Location: SH 314

Tel: (619) 594-5437
Fax: (619) 594-4938

Department Website
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

[email protected]

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 Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Campus Location: GMCS 237

Tel: (619) 594-5586
Fax: (619) 594-4372

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

Kim Olsen
(619) 594-2649
[email protected]
GMCS 231A

Department Materials

See department website for instructions.

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

Campus Director/Adviser

Maria Luisa Zuniga
(619) 594-6859
[email protected]
HH 203

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 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Language & Communicative Disorders
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1518

Campus Location: SLHS 221

Tel: (619) 594-7746
Fax: (619) 594-7109

Department Website

Adviser

Tracy Love
(619) 594-6354
[email protected]
SLHS 227

Admissions Coordinator

Janet Park
(619) 594-7746
[email protected]
SLHS 221

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

*All application steps must be completed by January 7 for full consideration for admission. Note that the Cal State Apply application must be completed at least one week earlier (December 31) to allow sufficient time to receive your SDSU RedID, which is required to complete the Program Application. Late Program Applications will be considered on a space-available basis to February 1.

Contact Information

Math and Science Education
San Diego State University
6475 Alvarado Rd, #206
San Diego, CA 92120-5013

Tel: (619) 594-4696
Fax: (619) 594-1581

Department Website
[email protected]

Adviser

Joanne Lobato
(619) 594-2957
[email protected]
6475 Alvarado Rd, #238

Admissions Coordinator

Debbie Escamilla
(619) 594-4696
[email protected]
6475 Alvarado Rd, #206

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 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

*Applicants are encouraged to submit all required materials by December 15, but no later than December 22, to receive full consideration.

Contact Information

School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7251

Campus Location: ENS 141

Tel: (619) 594-0566
Fax: (619) 594-6553

Department Website

Program Director

Mitchell J. Rauh
(619) 594-3706
[email protected]
ENS 141

Admissions Coordinator

Gloria Hartman
(619) 594-0566
[email protected]
ENS 141

Department Materials

Submit SOPHAS application. Consult the department websites for detailed instructions.

Fall 2019 Deadlines*

Spring Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

*Applications submitted by November 15 will be given priority consideration. Please see department website for additional information.

Contact Information

Joint Doctorate Program in 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

Admissions Coordinator

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