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's San Diego campus is now accepting applications for spring 2017 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 is November 1, 2016.
SDSU’s San Diego campus and Imperial Valley campus (located 120 east of San Diego) will not be accepting applications for all other programs. Please consider applying to the programs in the fall term.
- 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.