Below is information about graduate (master's and doctoral) degree and credential programs. Undergraduate majors, minors, and preprofessional programs are listed on the academic majors and programs page.
- On this page:
- Graduate Admission Requirements
- Steps to Apply
- Graduate Degree Programs
- Credential Programs
To be considered for admission to SDSU, graduate applicants must meet the minimum CSU eligibility requirements and SDSU requirements listed on the Graduate Bulletin website as well as the requirements for the specific degree or credential program they are applying to.
Read the steps to apply below. The application is located on the CSUMentor website. Visit the program pages below for each department's admission criteria, deadlines and contact information. International students should review and follow the International Graduate Steps to Apply.
In what term do you want to start your studies?
- Spring 2016—SDSU's San Diego campus is now accepting applications for spring 2016 from students seeking degrees, or certificates through the SDSU Self-support programs. These programs are not subsidized by the State of California and students are expected to pay the full tuition fees.
The application deadline for SDSU’s Self-support programs will be November 1, 2015.
SDSU’s San Diego and Imperial Valley campuses (located 120 east of San Diego) are not accepting applications for all other programs. Please consider applying to the programs in the fall term.
- Fall 2016—SDSU’s San Diego and Imperial Valley campuses (located 120 miles east of San Diego) are now accepting applications for fall 2016. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual program pages for details.
|Step 1—Apply to the University|
Submit the California State University common application and $55 nonrefundable application fee electronically at CSUMentor beginning October 1.
|Step 2—Submit Documents to Graduate Admissions|
1. Transcripts: Send official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) issued within the last year from all U.S. postsecondary institutions attended.
2. International documents: If you have international coursework, you must have your school send us one official original-language record of all academic coursework and proof of degree. For each document you must also send a certified literal English translation, which can come directly from the school itself or from a professional, certified translator. The translation must contain all information shown on the original-language documents. For details on which documents are required, visit the Requirements by Country page.
3. Test scores: Submit official scores to SDSU using the information below:
4. English Language Proficiency (for international students only): All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English and whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must demonstrate competence in English. Those applicants who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must submit official TOEFL or IELTS results:
|Step 3—Submit Program-Specific Application Materials|
Submit to the department any program-specific supplemental materials listed on the program's page below. Admission criteria, deadlines, and contact information vary by department.
Below is a list of graduate (master's and doctoral) degree programs and graduate credential programs. Undergraduate majors, minors and preprofessional programs are listed on the majors and minors page.
- Aerospace Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Audiology AuD
- Bioengineering MS
- Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics MS
- Business Administration
- Chicana and Chicano Studies MA
- Child and Family Development
- City Planning
- Civil Engineering MS
- Clinical Psychology PhD
- Computational Science
- Computer Science MS
- Creative Writing MFA
- Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Ecology PhD
- Dual Language and English Learner Education MA
- Education PhD
- Educational Leadership: Community College/Post-Secondary EdD
- Educational Leadership: PreK-12 MA
- Educational Leadership: PreK-12 EdD
- Educational Leadership: Post-Secondary MA
- Educational Leadership: Post-Secondary Student Affairs MA
- Learning Design and Techonology MA
- Marriage & Family Therapy MS
- Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) MS
- Reading Education MA
- Rehabilitation Counseling MS
- Secondary Curriculum and Instruction MA
- School Counseling MS
- School Psychology EdS
- Special Education MA
- Electrical Engineering
- Evolutionary Biology PhD
- Exercise Physiology
- Geological Science
- Geophysics PhD
- Homeland Security
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Liberal Arts and Sciences (MALAS)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Physics
- Nutritional Sciences
- Physical Therapy DPT
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Public Administration MPA
- Public Administration (City Planning), MPA
- Public Administration (Criminal Justice), MPA
- Public Administration & Latin American Studies MPA/MA (concurrent)
- Public Health
- Regulatory Affairs
- Rhetoric and Writing Studies
- Social Work
- Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
- Television, Film & New Media Production
- Theatre Arts
- Women's Studies
- Bilingual Teacher Credential Single and Multiple Subject
- Preliminary Administrative Services
- Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling
- Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology
- Pupil Personnel Services: School Social Work
- Reading/Language Arts Specialist
- Special Education
- Teacher Education Single and Multiple Subject Teaching