Graduate Students

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Fall 2022

Applications are being accepted for fall 2022 admission. Plan ahead and apply early.

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Graduate Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission to SDSU, graduate applicants must meet the minimum SDSU requirements listed in the University Catalog as well as the requirements for individual graduate programs.

International students completing an international degree should review and follow the International Graduate Steps to Apply.

Who is a Graduate Student?

You can apply to SDSU as a graduate student if you:

  • have earned an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or
  • will have earned an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, the term immediately prior to enrollment

Three-Year Baccalaureate Degrees

Applicants who have earned a three-year baccalaureate degree from an international institution, may be considered for admission. Applicants with a three-year baccalaureate degree in progress at the time of application are not eligible for graduate consideration.

Which term do you want to start your studies?

SDSU's San Diego campus and Imperial Valley campus (located 120 miles east of San Diego) are now accepting applications for fall 2022. Deadlines differ by program. Please review the individual graduate program for details.

SDSU's Global Campus is now accepting applications for a small number of graduate programs. These hybrid and fully online programs are self-support and not subsidized by the State of California. Student fees will vary by program.

The spring 2022 application deadline will vary by program. Please review the individual graduate program for details.

SDSU's San Diego campus and Imperial Valley campus (located 120 miles east of San Diego) are not accepting applications for all other programs. Please consider applying to the programs for the fall 2022 term.