Application Deadlines

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* Please carefully review the deadlines for each step. Some programs may require the Decision Desk application BEFORE the Cal State Apply or Graduate Admissions deadline(s). We encourage you to complete your Cal State Apply application AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to ensure you are assigned an SDSU RedID in time to submit your Decision Desk application.

College of Arts and Letters

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology (All Programs) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
ECONOMICS
Economics (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
GEOGRAPHY
Geography (MA) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Geography (MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Geography (PhD) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
HISTORY
History (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
LINGUISTICS
Linguistics (All Programs) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political Science (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
RHETORIC AND WRITING STUDIES
Teaching of Writing (Certificate) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Rhetoric and Writing Studies (MA) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
SOCIOLOGY
Sociology (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
SPANISH
Spanish (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
WOMEN'S STUDIES
Women's Studies (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Women's Studies (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr

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College of Business Administration

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
ACCOUNTANCY
Accountancy (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Business Administration (MBA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Business Administration (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Business Administration and Juris Doctorate (MBA/JD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Business Administration and Latin American Studies (MBA/MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Information Systems (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr

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College of Education

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
ADMINISTRATION, REHABILITATION, AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (ARPE)
Postsecondary Educational Leadership: Specialization in Student Affairs (MA) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Rehabilitation Counseling: Cognitive Disabilities (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Rehabilitation Counseling: Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Rehabilitation Counseling: Online (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Rehabilitation Counseling (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Rehabilitation Technology (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Supported Employment and Transition Specialist (Certificate) March 1 April 1 March 1
CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
Child Development (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Child Development: Early Childhood Mental Health (MS - LPCC) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Early Childhood-TEAMH (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
COUNSELING AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Marriage & Family Therapy (MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 15-Dec
School Counseling (MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 15-Dec
Counseling: Online (MA) 1-May 1-May 1-May
Mental Health Recovery and Trauma-Informed Care (Certificate) 1-May 1-May 1-May
School Psychology (EdS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 15-Dec
DUAL LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LEARNER EDUCATION
Bilingual Teacher (All Credential Programs) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
English Language Development for Adult Learners (Certificate) Spring:1-Nov
Fall:15-Jul
Spring:15-Nov
Fall:1-Aug
Spring:1-Nov
Fall:15-Jul
Dual Language for Academic Literacy (Certificate) Spring:1-Nov
Fall:15-Jul
Spring:15-Nov
Fall:1-Aug
Spring:1-Nov
Fall:15-Jul
Dual Language & English Learner: Critical Literacy and Social Justice (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Mar
EDUCATION
Education (PhD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Educational Leadership (PreK -12) (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Educational Leadership (PreK -12) (MA) - Online 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Educational Leadership: School Leadership (PreK-12) (EdD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Preliminary Administrative Services (Credential) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
SCHOOL OF TEACHER EDUCATION
Reading Certificate - Advanced Certificate 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Mar
Reading - Credential 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Mar
Reading Education - MA 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Mar
Teacher Education (Credential) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Teacher Education (Credential) 15-Jan 1-Apr 27-Jan
Teacher Education (MAT) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Special Education (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Special Education (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Special Education: Autism (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar

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College of Engineering

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
Aerospace Engineering (All MS Programs) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Civil Engineering (All MS Programs) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Engineering Sciences (PhD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Feb
Electrical Engineering (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr

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College of Health and Human Services

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
EXERCISE AND NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES
Exercise Physiology (MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science (Dual MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Kinesiology (MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Nutritional Science (MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Physical Therapy (DPT) 15-Dec 12-Jan 22-Dec
NURSING
Nursing (All Programs) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use (PhD) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
PPS School Social Work (Credential) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Social Work (MSW) 15-Dec 12-Jan 15-Dec
Social Work: Transfer students (MSW) 15-Dec 12-Jan 15-Dec
Social Work / Juris Doctor (MSW/JD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Social Work and Public Health (MSW/MPH) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING SCIENCES
Audiology (AuD) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
Language and Communicative Disorders (PhD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Feb
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences: Speech-Language Pathology (MA) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan

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College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
ART & DESIGN
Art (MFA) 15-DEC 12-JAN 12-JAN
Studio Arts (MA) 15-DEC 12-JAN 12-JAN
COMMUNICATION
Communication Studies (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES
Learning Design and Technology (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Instructional Design (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Mass Communication and Media Studies (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
City Planning (MCP) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Criminal Justice and Criminology (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Public Administration (MPA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Public Administration: Online (MPA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Public Administration/Latin American Studies (MPA/MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
THEATRE, TELEVISION, AND FILM
Film and Television Production (MFA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Theatre Arts (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr

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College of Sciences

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
ASTRONOMY
Astronomy (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
BIOINFORMATICS AND MEDICAL INFORMATICS
Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
BIOLOGY
Biology (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Biology (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Mar
Cell and Molecular Biology (PhD) 15-Dec 12-Jan 22-Dec
Evolutionary Biology (PhD) 15-Dec 12-Jan 7-Jan
Microbiology (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Chemistry (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Chemistry (PhD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE
Computational Science (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Feb
Computational Science (PhD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 15-Feb
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Geological Sciences (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Geophysics (PhD) 15-Dec 12-Jan 12-Jan
HOMELAND SECURITY
Homeland Security (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
Mathematics and Science Education (PhD) 1-Mar 1-Apr 7-Jan
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Mathematics (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Statistics (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Teaching Service in Mathematics (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
PHYSICS
Medical Physics (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Physics (MA) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Physics (MS) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
Residency in Radiotherapy Physics (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Psychology (PhD) 15-Dec 12-Jan 1-Dec
Psychology (MA) 15-Dec 12-Jan 22-Dec
Psychology (MS) 15-Dec 12-Jan 22-Dec

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Department / Program Step 1. Cal State Apply Application Step 2. Graduate Admissions Documents Step 3. Decision Desk Application
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER STUDIES
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (Certificate) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
MALAS (Master of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences) 1-Mar 1-Apr 1-Apr

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