Graduate Programs

San Diego State University

Graduate and Research Affairs

Graduate Division
San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8220

SSE 1410

Tel: (619) 594-5213

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 20 joint doctoral programs, 4 independent doctoral programs and 82 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.

Student Success
San Diego State University 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 services 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 Stet 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.

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Last Update: June 06, 2016