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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply
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Graduate Admissions

Every graduate program requires you complete three steps:

Program Application

Choose from the lists below to see specific requirements for your program.

Doctoral and Educational Specialist Degrees

Master's Degrees


Certificates and Added Authorizations

Cal State Apply Application

This is our first year using the Cal State Apply application.  It is replacing the CSU Mentor application.  We have worked hard to make this application straight forward and user friendly, but if you have any questions please contact your program coordinator or email

All applicants are required to submit the Cal State Apply application to be considered for Graduate Admission to SDSU.

A second Program application may be required to complete the application process. 

Avoid Delays. Submit early!

For reasons outside of our control, we have regretfully been forced to transition to a different Program application system, and you will no longer have access to your Decision Desk application.  Over the next few weeks, we will be launching a replacement application system. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to proceed with completing your Cal State Apply application while you await further instructions. 

Please submit your Cal State Apply application at least 2-3 weeks prior to the deadline to avoid any delays in getting your SDSU Red ID, processing test scores/transcripts, and submitting your program application. 


Each Program application is program specific. Be sure to navigate to the correct program admission page PRIOR to starting a Program application.  You will not be able to change the program to which you apply, but will instead have to start a new application.

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