Graduate Admission Criteria
International students completing a degree at an institution outside the United States 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, by 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 accepting applications for fall 2024 starting October 1, 2023. Deadlines differ by program. Please check back in September 2023 for details on individual graduate programs.
SDSU's San Diego campus will be accepting applications for spring 2024 from August 1-31, 2023, for a small number of graduate programs. 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. For detailed instructions on the application process, including deadlines, please review the Global Campus website.