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Welcome to Graduate Affairs!

Click here for policy and procedure updates in response to the coronavirus crisis


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

Summer / Fall 2020 Graduation Deadline Flyer

Summer 2020 Registration Deadline Flyer

Fall 2020 Registration Deadlines Flyer - coming July 2020



  • UC Merced is hosting a virtual conference for undocumented students in July. There are webinars for students interested in graduate school and current graduate students. Learn more.
  • Graduate Student Virtual Orientation is scheduled for July 22. Find out more about the orientation and how to register here.
  • In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Master's thesis committee packets may be coordinated and submitted without face to face contact. See the Forms page.
  • Thesis (Plan A) and dissertation students: Read the Temporary signature page instructions from Montezuma Publishing.

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





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.