1: Apply to the university by March 1
Apply to the university using Cal State Apply.
Please note: After you apply, you will receive your SDSU Red ID -- Your Red ID is required to submit your program application.
If you have not received your Red ID within 10-15 business days of applying, please contact Graduate Admissions. Red IDs may be issued anywhere between 1 and 15 business days, depending on when you apply. We recommend submitting your Cal State Apply application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your Red ID on time.
2: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts by April 1
Official test scores and transcripts must to be sent to Graduate Admissions.
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7416
SDSU Institution Code (GRE and TOEFL): 4682
3: Complete the Program Application by March 1
For reasons outside of our control, the DecisionDesk application software system will be replaced by a new a system in the coming weeks. If you have started an application in the DecisionDesk system, you will not be able to complete that application. Instead, your program application will need to be completed in the new system, once it is available. If you requested letters of recommendation in DecisionDesk, any of the requested letters that were completed will be transferred to the new system. Any letter of recommendation requests that have not been completed by your recommender will need to be requested in the new system.
Please check back to this page for a link to the new program application system in the coming weeks.
We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to proceed with completing your Cal State Apply application and submit your official test scores and transcripts, in the meantime.
For specific information about program procedures and requirements, please contact the department at (619) 594-1675.