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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. 

Important Deadlines

Graduation Application & Thesis Deadlines - Fall 2018

Registration - Fall 2018

Spring 2019 calendar - available November 2018


  • Interested in graduate school at SDSU or another CSU? Attend the FREE CSU Virtual Fair on September 25, 2018!
  • The Division of Research Affairs is currently accepting applications for the Graduate Student Travel Fund. The deadline to submit applications is October 1, 2018.

Upcoming Events


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