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Welcome to Graduate Studies!

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The College of Graduate Studies 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. 

Virtual Front Desk

*Upon entering, you will be placed in a Zoom waiting room. Students will be seen by a member of Graduate Studies in the order that they've entered the waiting room. Please be aware that there may be a short wait time.



  • The Office for Graduate Student Life & Diversity offer many personal development workshops. More information on their workshops can be found here:
  • Interested in pursuing a doctoral degree? Learn about the Sally Casanova scholarship that can help you get there! Applications available in December 2021.
  • If you're ready to start a doctoral program (or are currently enrolled in one), you may qualify for a forgivable loan! Read more about CDIP to see if you qualify.
  • Information about the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP) is now available! See this page for more information:

Upcoming Events


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





Interns Lend a Helping Hand in Disasters

Students in the Homeland Security Program are assisting the Red Cross responders during emergencies. Read more about SDSU's Gabby Smith's time as a Disaster Duty Officer.