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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 is now closed for spring 2019 admission.

SDSU's San Diego campus and Imperial Valley campus (located 120 east of San Diego) are now accepting applications for fall 2019. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.

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