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Welcome to Graduate Affairs!

Graduate Affairs provides leadership and support to scholars engaged in over 100 master’s, doctoral, and advanced certificate programs at San Diego State. In collaboration with faculty, staff and students across the sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences, arts, education and business, our team strives to ensure the integrity and high quality of graduate degrees, and facilitate their timely completion. 


  • Plan A students: Thesis publication deadline to qualify for August 2018 graduation is August 13th at noon.
  • Plan B students: Report of Comprehensive Exam form is due August 3rd to qualify for August 2018 graduation.
  • Students that wish to graduate in Fall 2018 must apply for graduation through the WebPortal by September 10, 2018. Contact Graduate Affairs for a paper application if needed.
  • Applications for the Graduate Equity Fellowship are available. Complete applications are due to the Graduate Affairs Office (SSE-1410) by September 14, 2018.

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San Diego State University excels in innovation, research, and creative activities due in a large part to the success of our graduate students. For many graduate programs, these accomplishments culminate in a thesis or dissertation that is expected to be of the highest quality for the field. Because research expectations and requirements vary widely, students are generally expected to develop a research plan with their Graduate Advisor or Thesis Chair in their first semesters at SDSU.

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