Doctoral Degrees

All doctoral degrees are offered on the San Diego campus (SDSU).

How to Apply

  1. Apply to the university through Cal State Apply.
  2. Submit required documents to Graduate Admissions.
  3. Submit department required materials. Please review individual program requirements for more details.

Review more detailed instructions on how to apply on the Graduate I Want to Apply web page or if you are an applicant who will study in the U.S. on an F-1 Visa go to the International Graduate I Want to Apply web page.

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

AuD Joint Doctoral Program
Campus Location: SLHS 221

Adviser

Jill Preminger
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Janet Park
[email protected]

Reya Gredonia
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines*

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

* Admission priority will be given to students who apply and complete their file by December 16. Review the Cell and Molecular Biology website for additional information.

Contact Information

Department of Biology
Campus Location: LS 104

Adviser

Marina Kalyuzhnaya
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Patricia Swinford
[email protected]

Department Materials

Consult the department website for instructions.

Contact Information

Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology
Campus Location: LS 102B

Adviser

Walter Oechel
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Evolutionary Biology
Campus Location: LS 104

Adviser

Elizabeth Waters
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Patti Swinford
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry
Campus Location: GMCS 209
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines*

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

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

Contact Information

Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
[email protected]

Department Materials

Consult the department website for instructions.

Contact Information

Computational Science Research Center
Campus Location: GMCS 206

Advisers

Jose E. Castillo
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Parisa Plant
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

SDSU/CGU Doctoral Program in Education
Campus Location: EBA 250
[email protected]

Department Materials

Consult the department website for details concerning required materials.

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education
Campus Location: EBA 246

Adviser

Wendy Bracken
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Sonia Salcido
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Educational Leadership Department
Campus Location: NE 166

Adviser

James Marshall
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Rachael Stewart
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Engineering Joint Doctoral Program
Campus Location: E 203

Adviser

Temesgen Garoma
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Donovan Geiger
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Geography
Campus Location: SH 314

Adviser

Piotr Jankowski
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Candra Young
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

Department of Geological Sciences
Campus Location: GMCS 237

Adviser

Kim Olsen
[email protected]

Department Materials

Constult the department website for instructions.

Contact Information

School of Social Work
Campus Location: HH 119

Campus Director/Adviser

Maria Luisa Zuniga
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

Contact Information

SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Language & Communicative Disorders
Campus Location: SLHS 221

Adviser

Irina Potapova
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Janet Park
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines*

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

*All application steps must be completed by January 7 for full consideration for admission. Late Program Applications will be considered on a space-available basis to February 1.

Contact Information

Math and Science Education

Advisers

Susan Nickerson
[email protected]

Chris Rasmussen
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Debbie Escamilla
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines*

Spring 2022 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
Campus Location: ENS 141

Program Director

Mitchell J. Rauh
[email protected]

Admissions Coordinator

Gloria Hartman
[email protected]

Department Materials

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

Fall 2022 Deadlines*

Spring 2022 Deadlines

  • Not currently accepting applications for Spring semester

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

Contact Information

Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health
Campus Location: HT 119

Admissions Coordinator

Brenda Fass-Holmes
[email protected]

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