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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. 


  • Thesis (Plan A) Students: the thesis publication deadline is 3:45PM on May 17th to qualify for May 2019 graduation. To avoid re-enrolling in 799B, you must submit your thesis by 3:45PM on May 24th. (see Graduation Deadlines for more information)
  • Visit the Commencement website for commencement details, Grad Fest and contact information.
  • First day of S1 and T1 summer classes is May 28th.

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Student Spotlight

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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.

Research at SDSU





Mysteries of the Microbiome Spark a Lifelong Passion

A mix of curiosity and motivation fueled Pedro Torres during his doctoral studies at SDSU, where he authored 12 scientific papers, including one with positive implications for women's health. Read more about Pedro Torres.