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Graduate education opens the door to career advancement and social mobility; to meaningful engagement in advanced research, scholarship and creativity; and to leadership roles in promoting the public good.

Program Deadlines Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Grad Coordinator
Accountancy [MS] Fall: June 1   
Spring: October 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Joanne Sopt
Anthropology [MA] Fall: February 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Peter Biella
Art [MFA] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Sean McFarland
Asian American Studies [MA] * Fall: March 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Wesley Ueunten
Astronomy & Astrophysics [MS] Fall: May 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jeff Greensite
Biology - Cell and Molecular Biology [MS] Fall: March 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Diana Chu
Biology - Integrative Biology [MS] Fall: March 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Andrea Swei
Biology - Physiology and Behavioral Biology [MS] Fall: March 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Robyn Crook
Biomedical Science ‚Äď Biotechnology [MS] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Lily Chen
Biomedical Science - Stem Cell Science [MS] Fall: March 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Lily Chen
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) [MA] * Fall: June 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Melissa Camacho
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) [MFA] Fall: April 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Melissa Camacho
Business Administration [MBA] Fall: June 1   
Spring: October 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu
Business Administration (Biotech Professionals) [MBA] Fall: May 1   
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu
Business Administration (Executive MBA Part-Time) [MBA] Fall: May 1   
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu
Business Analytics [MS] Fall: May 1   
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Sungha Jang
Chemistry [MS] Fall: March 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Andrew S Ichimura
Chemistry (Biochemistry) [MS] Fall: March 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Andrew S Ichimura
Chinese [MA] Fall: August 15
Spring: January 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Wen-Chao (Chris) Li
Cinema [MFA] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Weimin Zhang
Cinema Studies [MA]

Priority Deadline is February 15;
Secondary Deadline is March 31;
Rolling Deadline until May 30

No Spring Admissions

Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Elizabeth Ramirez-Soto
Classics [MA] Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Gillian McIntosh
Communication Studies [MA] Fall: May 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Fatima Alaoui
Comparative Literature [MA] Fall: June 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Dane Johnson
Computer Science [MS] Fall: March 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Hui Yang
Counseling [MS] Fall: January 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Rebecca Toporek
Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) [MS] Fall: January 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Rebecca Toporek
Counseling (Marriage, Family & Child Counseling) [MS] Fall: January 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Rebecca Toporek
 Writing [MA] Fall:

  • Round 1 Deadline: February 15th for Priority Consideration for Scholarships
  • Round 2 Deadline: May 10th

No Spring Admissions

Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Andrew Joron
Creative Writing [MFA] Fall:

  • Round 1 Deadline: February 15th for Priority Consideration for Scholarships
  • Round 2 Deadline: May 10th

No Spring Admissions

Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Andrew Joron
Curriculum and Instruction Fall: May 15
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Mina Kim
Curriculum and Instruction & Credential Fall: May 15
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Mina Kim
Data Science & Artificial Intelligence [MS] Fall: March 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Kazunori Okada
Design [MA] Fall: May 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Hsiao-Yun Chu
Education (Adult Education) [MA] Fall: June 6
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Ming-yeh Lee
Education (Early Childhood Education) [MA] Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Mina Kim
Education (Educational Administration) [MA] No Fall Admission
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Irina Okhremtchouk
Education (Equity and Social Justice) [MA] Fall: June 6
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Ming-yeh Lee
Education (Instructional Technology) [MA] Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Zahira Merchant
Education (Secondary Education) [MA] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Larry Horvath
Education (Single Subject / Secondary Ed.)[Credential/MA] Fall: February 18
Spring: November 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Larry Horvath
Education (Special Interest) [MA] Fall: June 6
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Deborah Curtis
Educational Leadership (Community College) [EdD] Fall: April 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jamie Chan
Educational Leadership (K 12) [EdD] Fall: April 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jamie Chan
Engineering (Electrical) [MS] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Hamid Shahnasser
Engineering (Mechanical) [MS] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Ed Cheng
Engineering (Civil) [MS] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Cheng Chen
English (Composition) [MA] * Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Bridget Gelms
English (Linguistics) [MA] * Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jenny Lederer
English Literatures [MA] * Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Sara Hackenberg
English (TESOL) [MA] * Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Priyavada Abeywickrama
Ethnic Studies [MA] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jason Ferreira
Family & Consumer Sciences [MA] Fall: April 1
Spring: December 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Gus Vouchilas
Geographic Information Science [MS] Fall: April 15
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap

Nancy Wilkinson

Leora Nanus

Geography (Resource Mgmt & Environmental Planning) [MA] Fall: April 15
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap

Nancy Wilkinson

Leora Nanus

Geography [MA] Fall: April 15
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap

Nancy Wilkinson

Leora Nanus

Geosciences [MS] Fall: August 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Petra Dekens
Gerontology [MA] Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Emiko Takagi
History [MA] Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Sarah Curtis
Humanities [MA] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Cristina L Ruotolo
Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Science - RIPTIDES [MS] Fall: March 5
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Ellen Hines
Interdisciplinary Study [MA] Fall: August 15
Spring: January 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  
Interdisciplinary Study [MS] Fall: August 15
Spring: January 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  
International Relations [MA] Fall: March 30
No Spring Admission
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Amy Skonieczny
Kinesiology [MS] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Nicole Bolter
Mathematics [MA] Fall: May 1
Spring: December 10
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Chun Kit Lai
Museum Studies [MA] Fall: February 22
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Edward M. Luby
Music [MA] Fall: June 1
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Ben Sabey
Music [MM] Fall: June 1
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Cyrus Ginwala
Nursing (Accelerated Entry Level Nursing) [MS] Fall: Closed
Spring: Closed
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Fang-Yu Chou
Nursing (Entry Level/Generic Non-RN MSN) [MS] Fall: January 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Fang-Yu Chou
Nursing (RN-MSN) [MS] Fall: January 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Fang-Yu Chou
Philosophy [MA] Fall: June 1
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jeremy Reid
Physical Therapy (Joint DPT w/UCSF) [DPT] Summer Admission Only
Contact the Department
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jeannette Lee
Physical Therapy (Joint DPTSc w/UCSF) [DPTSc] Fall: Contact the Department
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jeannette Lee
Physics [MS] Fall: May 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jeff Greensite
Political Science [MA] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Amanda Roberti
Psychology (Clinical Psychology) [MS] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap David E Gard
Psychology (Developmental Psychology) [MA] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Jeff Cookston
Psychology (Industrial / Organizational Psychology) [MS] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Chris Wright
Psychology (Mind, Brain, and Behavior) [MA] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Mark Geisler
Psychology (School Psychology) [MS] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Diane Harris
Psychology (Social, Personality, and Affective) [MA] Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Charlotte Tate
Public Administration [MPA] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Ernita Joaquin
Public Health [MPH] * Fall: March 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap

Laura Mamo
Emma V Sanchez

Quantitative Economics [MS] Fall: May 1
Spring: By Invitation Only
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Lisa Takeyama
Sexuality Studies [MA] * Fall: June 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Clare Sears
Social Work [MSW] Fall: January 9
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Sonja Lenz-Rashid
Spanish [MA] Fall: August 15
Spring: January 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Michael Hammer
Special Education [Credential & MA] Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Yvonne Bui
Special Education [Joint PhD w/UCB] Contact the Department Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Gloria Soto
Special Education [MA] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Yvonne Bui
Speech, Language & Hearing [MS] Fall: December 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Laura Epstein
Statistical Data Science [MS] Fall: May 1
Spring: November 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Mohammad Kafai
Theatre Arts [MA] Fall: April 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap TBD
Theatre Arts (Design) [MFA] Currently Closed Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Kim Schwartz
Women and Gender Studies [MA] * Fall: May 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Martha Kenney

* These graduate programs conduct rolling admission and continue to accept applications on a space-available basis.  Prospective students should review the website of their intended graduate program of study for the priority admission deadline. The deadline posted here is the last date by which a program will receive applications on a space-available basis.

Program Fall/Spring Deadline SF Scholars Coordinators
Accounting: Business Administration [ B.S. + M.S. in Accountancy] Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Jung Hoon Kim
Anthropology: B.A. in Anthropology + M.A. in Anthropology Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Cynthia Ann Wilczak
Chemistry & Biochemistry: B.S. in Chemistry & Biochemistry + M.S. in Chemistry & Biochemistry Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Andrew Ichimura
Chinese: B.A. in Chinese + M.A. in Chinese Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Chris Wen-chao Li
Communication Studies: B.A. in Communication Studies + M.A. in Communication Studies Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Fatima Alaoui
Comparative World Literature: B.A. in Comparative World Literature + M.A. in Comparative Literature Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Dane Johnson
BS in Business Administration Concentration in Decision Sciences + Business Analytics M.S. Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Julia Miyaoka
Design: BS in Industrial Design: Concentration in Product Design and Development Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Hsiao-Yun Chu
Design: B.S. in Visual Communication Design + M.A. in Design Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Hsiao-Yun Chu
Earth Sciences: B.S. in Earth Sciences + M.S. in Geosciences Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Mary Leech
Economics: B.A. Economics + M.S. Economics Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Anoshua Chaudhuri
Engineering: B.S. in Civil Engineering + M.S. in Engineering: Concentration in Structural/Earthquakes Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Cheng Chen
Engineering: B.S. in Computer Engineering + M.S. in Engineering: [Embedded Electrical & Computer Systems] Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Xiaorong Zhang
Engineering:B.S. in Electrical Engineering + M.S. in Engineering: [Embedded Electrical & Computer Systems] Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Hamid Mahmoodi
English Contact SF Scholars Coordinator

Composition: Mark Roberge
Linguistics: Jenny Lederer
TESOL: Priya Abeywickrama

English Literature Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Sara Hackenberg
Ethnic Studies: Africana, Latina/Latino, Asian American Studies [ B.A. + M.A. in Ethnic Studies ] Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Katynka Martinez
History Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Sarah Curtis & Jessica Elkind
Humanities: B.A. in Humanities + M.A. in Humanities Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Cristina Ruotolo
International Relations: International Relations [ B.A.+ M.A.] Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Amy Skonieczny
Kinesiology: B.S. Concentration in Exercise and Movement Sciences + M.S. Kinesiology Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Jimmy Bagley
Biology Concentration in Marine Science + Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Sciences [ B.S.+ M.S.] Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Ellen M Hines
Political Science: B.A. in Political Science + M.A. in Political Science Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Nicole Watts
Philosophy: B.A. in Philosophy + M.A. in Philosophy Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Alice Sowaal & Carlos Montemayor
Psychology: B.A. in Psychology + M.A. in Psychology: (Concentration in Developmental Psychology) Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Jeff Cookston
Social Work & Gerontology:B.A. in Social Work + M.A. in Gerontology Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Jocelyn Clare Hermoso & Darlene Yee-Melichar
Sociology & Gerontology:B.A. in Sociology + M.A. in Gerontology Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Christopher Bettinger & Darlene Yee-Melichar
Spanish:B.A. in Spanish + M.A. in Spanish Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Michael F. Hammer & Ana Luengo Palomino
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences: B.S. + M.S Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Laura Epstein
Theater Arts: B.A.+ M.A. in Theater Arts Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Kim Schwartz
Women & Gender Studies: B.A.+ M.A. in Women & Gender Studies Contact SF Scholars Coordinator Martha Kenney
Program Deadlines Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Grad Coordinator
Administrative Services Credential Fall: May 1   
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Irina Okhremtchouk
Designated Subjects Credential Fall: May 1  
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Myla Marcelino
Early Childhood Special Education Fall: May 1   
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Extensive Support Needs Fall: May 1   
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Multiple Subject Credential

Fall: May 1
No Spring Admissions

Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Mina Kim
Mild/Moderate Support Needs Fall: May 1   
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Pupil Personnel Services - School Counseling Credential Contact the Department Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Credential Office
Pupil Personnel Services - School Psychology Credential Contact the Department Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Credential Office
Pupil Personnel Services - Social Work Credential Contact the Department Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Credential Office
Reading & Language Arts Specialist Credential Fall: Contact the Department
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Stephanie Sisk-Hilton
Single Subject Credential Fall: May 1
Spring: November 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Larry Horvath
Special Education Autism Spectrum Added Auth. Credential Fall: May 1   
Spring: Contact the Department
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Special Education Credential Fall: May 1   
Spring: Contact the Department
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Special Education Orthopedically Impaired Added Auth. Credential Fall: May 1   
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Speech-Language Pathology Service Credential Fall: December 15  
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Laura Epstein
Visual Impairments Fall: May 1   
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Program Deadlines Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Grad Coordinator
Accounting Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Jung Hoon Kim
Augmentative and Alternative Communications Fall: December 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Laura Epstein
Autism Spectrum Fall: May 1   
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
Business in Ethics and Compliance Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu 
Business Principles Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu 
Clinical Laboratory Science Fall: November 15
Spring: July 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap CLS Office
Computational Linguistics * Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Anastasia Smirnova
Conflict Resolution Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap comm@sfsu.edu
Dietetics Fall: Contact the Department
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Gus Vouchilas
Enterprise Information Systems Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu 
Ethnic Studies Fall: February 1
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Katynka Martinez
Ethical Artificial Intelligence Fall: August 15
Spring: January 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Faculty Advisors
Family Nurse Practitioner Fall: January 15
No Spring Admissions
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Nursing Department
Finance Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu 
Genetic Engineering Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Biology Department
History Education Fall: April 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Sarah Curtis
Immigrant Literacies * Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Maricel Santos
Inclusive Early Childhood Practices Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Yvonne Bui
International Business and Global Leadership Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu 
Marketing in the Digital Economy Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap mba@sfsu.edu 
Pre-Health Professions Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap pbadmit@sfsu.edu
Pre-Nursing Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap pbadmit@sfsu.edu
Rehabilitation Counseling Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Rebecca Toporek
Software Engineering Fall: August 15
Spring: January 15
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap  Isabel Hyo Jung Song
Sustainable Business Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Geoff Desa
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Priya Abeywickrama
Teaching of Composition Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Bridget Gelms
Teaching Post-Secondary Reading Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Bridget Gelms
Technical and Professional Writing Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap engdept@sfsu.edu
Training Systems Development Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Zahira Mercant
Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Admission Requirements Program Roadmap Aiko Yoshino

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Phone: 1 (415) 338-2234

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