Admissions

Fall 2017 Graduate Admission Criteria

San Diego State University accepts graduate applications each year beginning October 1 for admission the following fall. Get started by reviewing the admission criteria below, and then find out how to apply.


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?


  • Spring 2017—SDSU is now closed for spring 2017 admission.

  • Fall 2017—SDSU’s San Diego campus and Imperial Valley campus (located 120 east of San Diego) are now accepting applications for fall 2017. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual program pages for details.