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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!

Most of the program applications have been created in a system called Interfolio Faculty Search.  This system had been used on campus for Faculty Searches and is being expanded to allow program applications for Fall 2018 admissions.  Links are now available on the Program Admission pages on the left.  If your program is missing you can email for more information.

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.


This tutorial (below) can help all applicants applying for Graduate Admission at SDSU through the new Cal State Apply application.  Program specific tutorials may be available for your program on the admissions page to the left.

Cal State Apply Graduate Application Tutorial 

Program Application Tutorial (using Interfolio)

Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply application 

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