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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. 


  • Graduate Equity Fellowship applications are open! Submit yours by September 3rd.
  • Information about the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP) is now available! See this page for more information:
  • As part of a major security upgrade, all SDSU faculty, staff, and students are now required to enable Duo MFA (software for multifactor authentication).  After March 5, those who have not signed up for Duo will be unable to access Google G Suite, which includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and other applications.  It's easy to turn on, and easy to use!   See this web site to enroll: operations-services/mfa
  • Graduate Studies is answering inquiries primarily by email ([email protected]) but phones will be answered during regular office hours. If our front desk staff are unable to answer, please leave a voicemail with your name, Red ID, question, and contact information.  We can return your call or answer by email based on your preference.

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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





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.