I Want to Apply
Graduate Admission Criteria
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 will begin accepting applications for a small number of academic programs on August 1, 2019:
- External degree/self-support programs, which are not subsidized by the State of California. Student fees will vary by program.
- Business Administration graduate degree programs: Applications from international students are not accepted for the spring. International applicants are encouraged to apply for the fall 2020 term, which opens on October 1, 2019.
The application deadline is November 1, 2019.
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 in the fall term.