Fall 2017 International Graduate
Admission Criteria

Who is an International Graduate Student?

San Diego State University accepts applications from Graduate or Post-baccalaureate applicants who hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or one approved by a Ministry of Education and will study in the U.S. on an F-1 Visa.

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 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.

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.