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Welcome to Graduate Affairs!

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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. 


  • Graduate Affairs is answering inquiries primarily by email ([email protected]) and zoom appointments during virtual campus operations.  Beginning November 1, our Virtual Front Desk will be open for phone calls at 619-594-5213 from 10 AM - 1 PM daily.  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.  You can expect a response within 2-3 business days, often within 24 hours.

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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.