Message from the Dean of Graduate Studies


Sophie Clavier - Dean of Graduate Studies

On behalf of the entire Division of Graduate Studies team, I would like to welcome and congratulate our new graduate students. We are thrilled that you have decided to join our outstanding community of past and present students from around the globe. We aim to provide you with an education that will allow you to thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

The Division of Graduate Studies is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment that enhances the mission of San Francisco State to foster excellence and equity and, to offering resources and programs that will well prepare you for your chosen careers and/or advanced degrees.

To ease your transition into your graduate education, I invite you to browse around and familiarize yourself with policies and procedures included in this GradGuide, and to attend the continuing student workshops listed on our website.

Remember that everyone on the Graduate Studies team, including myself, is here as a resource for you and your success!


New Student Guide. Welcome to San Francisco State University

Sophie Clavier, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies

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