International 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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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'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.

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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We can't wait to have you join the SDSU family!