Graduate Admission Criteria
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
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 programs. International students should review and follow the International Graduate Steps to Apply.
Which term do you want to start your studies?
SDSU's San Diego campus begins accepting applications for a small number of programs on August 1, 2017:
- 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 2018 term, which opens October 1, 2017.
The application deadline is November 1, 2017.
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 2018 on October 1, 2017. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual program pages for details.