College of Science and Engineering Programs

Biology M.S.

Our graduate programs in cell and molecular biology, conservation biology, ecology and systematics, marine biology, microbiology, physiology and behavioral biology, and biomedical are all designed to train and education students to meet the challenges of leadership roles in the biological sciences.

Chemistry/ Biochemistry M.S.

The M.S. in Chemistry is designed as a balanced program in analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, and biochemistry. The department also offers the M.S. in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry for students who want to specialize in the biochemical aspects of chemistry.

Computer Science M.S.

The graduate program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in computing and related industries, and for advanced study toward a Ph.D. degree. We offer three specializations: Software Engineering, Computing for Life Sciences, and Computing in Business.

Engineering (Embedded Electrical & Computer Systems) M.S.

The concentration in Engineering focuses on designing reliable, energy efficient, high performance computing circuits in emerging nanotechnologies.

Engineering (Energy Systems) M.S.

A newly developed concentration area for the M.S. in engineering degree addresses this rising demand for energy professionals. Concentration area includes coursework in: Energy Resources and Sustainability; Renewable Energy Systems; Energy-Efficient Buildings; energy Auditing, Measurement and Verification.

Engineering (Structural/Earthquake Engineering) M.S.

The concentration of the M.S. in Engineering focuses on research and design studies towards resilient and sustainable civil engineering infrastructure.

Geography M.A.

The graduate programs in Geography meet the academic needs of individuals seeking careers in environmental management and policy, urban and regional planning, Geographic Information Science or as academics at the community college level, as well as students who wish to pursue doctoral studies elsewhere.

Geographic Information Science M.S.

The graduate program prepares graduate students for advanced careers in a wide range of geospatial information research and application. GISci encompasses the development, use, and applications of geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and spatial statistics.

Geography (Resource Mgmt & Environmental Planning) M.A.

The most common areas of specialization within the Master of Arts in Geography is the Concentration in Resource Management and Environmental Planning, which affords opportunities for work in affiliated disciplines, and unofficial specializations in geographic techniques, physical geography, urban geography, environmental or land-use history, and environmental analysis.

Geosciences M.S.

The graduate program is an advanced, postgraduate degree that prepares students for careers in private industry, government, teaching in community colleges, or for continuing postgraduate studies leading to a doctoral degree at another university.

Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Sciences M.S.

The Interdisciplinary Marine & Estuarine Sciences (IMES) program provides the opportunity for students to develop cross-disciplinary knowledge at the intersection of global change, marine and estuarine ecosystems, and societal challenges with a focus on urban marine ecosystems. Students develop applied knowledge in one or more fields of marine and estuarine sciences through independent research under the guidance of faculty from a broad spectrum of physical, biological and social sciences.

Mathematics M.A.

The graduate program offers students the opportunity to study advanced mathematics under the guidance of a faculty encompassing many different areas of research. Classes are small and graduate students pursue their own mathematical interests through seminars and research projects with faculty members.

Physics M.S.

SF State offers the Master of Science in Physics and the Master of Science in Physics with a concentration in Astronomy. These programs serve students who seek advanced knowledge in physics in astronomy.

Psychology (Clinical Psychology) M.S.

The program is designed to qualify students to provide mental health services in diverse settings, including community mental health centers, schools, hospitals, private practice, and managed care environments (to name a few).

Psychology (Developmental Psychology) M.S.

The program is designed for students with major interests in areas of social and emotional development, parent-child relationships, sex differences, development across cultures and ethnic minority groups, learning, cognition, and psycholinguistics.

Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) M.S.

The program is designed to qualify students for professional careers in organizational behavior and human resource functions in business, industry, or government; or for doctoral programs in industrial/organizational psychology.

Psychology (Mind, Brain, and Behavior) M.A.

The program consists of 35 semester units typically requiring four semesters to complete. Much of the Program is tutorial, with each student working closely with a faculty adviser. Twelve of the units involve independent study with an appropriate faculty member.

Psychology (School Psychology) M.S.

The M.S. program prepares students to provide professional expertise in school settings for the purpose of promoting improvement in the quality of life for children, their families and the community. This program leads to the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with authorization in School Psychology.

Psychology (Social Psychology) M.A.

The graduate program prepares students for professional careers in research, teaching, and practical applications of social psychology at the Master of Arts level, while at the same time offering a foundation of education and experience appropriate for students who intend to proceed to doctoral study.

Statistical Data Science M.S.

The Master of Science in Statistical Data Science at San Francisco State offers a comprehensive curriculum in the fields of statistics and data science under the guidance of a faculty encompassing many different areas of research to prepare students with diverse backgrounds (including statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and other quantitative fields) for the data science workforce.