Graduate Programs Overview

San Diego State University is a four-years, public school located in San Diego, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,570 for California residents and $19,074 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred forty-seven graduate programs: 83 Master's, 27 Doctorate, 37 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,646 students have been conferred Master's degree and 143 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSan Diego State University
Typefour-years, public
Address5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA
Graduate School Students4,843 students
2,993 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,570
Student to Faculty27:1 (3.70%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 147 Graduate Programs
83 Master's, 37 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at San Diego State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For California residents, the tuition & fees are $9,570 and $19,074 for non-California residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $396.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit-$1$396
Books & Supplies$1,091
Room & Board$19,330 (On-Campus) / $15,375 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,927 (On-Campus) / $3,654 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,918$42,422
Off-Campus Total$29,690$39,194
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

San Diego State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 147 major areas - 82 Master's (1 online programs), 24 Doctorate , 36 Post-Bachelor'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Construction Trades
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 36,334 students enrolled in San Diego State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,843 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,748 male and 3,095 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,065 full-time and 1,778 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,993 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,420 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,748
Women Students3,095
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students3,065
Part-time Students1,778
By race/ethnicity 1,787 White, 176 Black, and 445 Asian students are attending at San Diego State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races225
74 students are younger than 22 and 572 students are older than 65. The school has 3,018 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,179 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under74
40 & Over572
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At San Diego State University, 2,993 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,420 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,843
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,993
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,420
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses430
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,993
California Resident2,674
Other State In U.S.200
Outside of U.S.119

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