Welcome to Graduate Studies!

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. 

San Diego State University has largely ended temporary accommodations and policy changes made during the height of the COVID pandemic and remote instruction. If you have any questions about your degree requirements or graduate program policies, start with your degree evaluation (accessible in your WebPortal account) and meet with your graduate advisor. You can always follow up with us in Graduate Studies to clarify any outstanding questions at [email protected] or 619-594-5213

The University’s COVID policies regarding vaccinations, testing, travel and in-person activities are posted here: This website has the most up to date information, and will be changed as necessary throughout the coming year. 

Please note: We will be fully remote Wednesday, June 29th. Our virtual front desk will be available between 9am - 11:30am and 12:30pm - 4:30pm. In-person services will resume Thursday, June 30th. 

Graduate Studies will have a temporary virtual front desk for the month of June. A representative will be available Monday - Friday, 10am - 11:30am and 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST: 

Representatives will also be available by email, phone and in-person Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm PST.


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.