San Diego State University
The Graduate Experience
San Diego State University is a 21st-century university, located on the border of Latin
America and facing the Pacific Rim. The university is highly integrated with the biotech and
high-tech economic vibrancy of America's sixth-largest city. Diversity and innovation are
woven into the fabric of the university. San Diego State's graduate programs reflect the
dynamic characteristics of this region and give students the skills needed to succeed in a
truly global society.
With 16 joint doctoral programs and 78 different master's degrees, the opportunity to
find the right program is in San Diego, America's "finest city." The nearly perfect climate
is conducive to enjoying a great lifestyle while developing professional skills.
Internationally distinguished scholars individually mentor student research and create
professional growth opportunities both in the classroom and in the field. A Doctor of
Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership is planned for fall 2007, pending CSU approval
and WASC accreditation.
San Diego State offers graduate degrees that advance a chosen profession or provide the
competencies to create a new career. Programs are student-centered; faculty expertise is
in service to student success.
Some quick facts about San Diego State graduate programs:
- San Diego State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research
University with high research activity, a distinction that places San Diego State among
the nation's elite higher education institutions.
- San Diego State boasts graduate programs that rank among the best in the country.
Faculty are internationally recognized and professionally accomplished.
- Graduate programs are cutting edge, with an innovative student-centered curriculum.
- Graduate students are diverse culturally, economically, and demographically. There
is no majority culture.
- San Diego State partners with leading University of California universities and
Claremont Graduate University to offer powerful and unique joint doctorate programs.
San Diego Campus
San Diego State University, founded in 1897, is one of the nation's premier public
urban universities, offering a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs
tailored to meet the needs of the region, the nation, and the world. San Diego State's
33,000 students participate in academic curricula distinguished by direct faculty contact
and an increasingly international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.