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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 Graduate Bulletin as well as the requirements for individual academic 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 is now accepting applications for a small number of academic programs.

  • External degree/self-support programs, offered through the College of Extended Studies and 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 students are encouraged to apply for the fall 2019 term, which opens on October 1, 2018.

The application deadline is November 1, 2018.

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.

SDSU begins accepting applications for fall 2019 on October 1, 2018. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.

Steps to Apply