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.
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?
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.