International Graduate Students

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Fall 2022

Applications are being accepted for fall 2022 admission. If you're an admitted student, complete the Steps to Enroll.

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San Diego State University offers opportunities for graduate study to international students whose academic preparation meets the standards for admission.

Who is an International Graduate Student?

Applicants who will study in the U.S. on an F-1 Visa.

Admission Criteria

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

A minimum U.S. equivalent GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 (B grade or about 80%) or higher is required to be considered for admission.

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

  • have earned an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or one approved by a Ministry of Education or
  • will have earned an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or one approved by a Ministry of Education, 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 is now closed for spring 2022 admission. Please consider applying for the fall 2022 term.

Contact Info

We are here to help you with every step of the admissions process.

SDSU Office of Admissions
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455

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