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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. 


  • Current graduate students can start registering for Spring 2020 classes. Please check your WebPortal for your registration date, time and how to pay your fees.
  • Plan B (non-thesis) students: Report of Final Exam form is due to Graduate Affairs by December 11. Please meet with your graduate advisor once you have passed your culminating experience.
  • Plan A (thesis) students: To qualify for December 2019 graduation, your thesis must be approved, paid for and published by Montezuma Publishing no later than 3:45PM on December 18th.

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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.