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. 

Please note, now that SDSU has resumed in-person activities and services, the virtual front desk has been discontinued as of Tuesday, February 15th. Full walk-in services and office hours are now available in-person. 


Upcoming Deadlines

For a list of events offered by Graduate Life & Diversity, see their website

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.