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International Graduate Admission Criteria
To be considered for admission to SDSU, international graduate applicants must meet the minimum SDSU requirements listed in the Graduate Bulletin as well as the requirements for individual academic 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.
Who is an International Graduate Student?
Applicants who will study in the U.S. on an F-1 Visa.
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 is now accepting applications for a small number of academic programs:
- 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 2021 term, which opens on October 1, 2020.
The spring 2021 application deadline is November 1, 2020.
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 2021 term.