Graduate Programs Overview

San Francisco State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in San Francisco, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,440 for California residents and $17,944 for other students in average.

It offers ninety-one graduate programs: 66 Master's, 9 Doctorate, 14 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 960 students have been conferred Master's degree and 59 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSan Francisco State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA
Graduate School Students3,247 students
55 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,440
Student to Faculty23:1 (4.35%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 91 Graduate Programs
66 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 16 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at San Francisco 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 $8,440 and $17,944 for non-California residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $396.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit-$1$396
Books & Supplies$1,038
Room & Board$15,949 (On-Campus) / $17,921 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,152 (On-Campus) / $4,250 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$28,579$38,083
Off-Campus Total$31,649$41,153
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

San Francisco State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 91 major areas - 67 Master's , 6 Doctorate , 13 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. 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.
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Human Services
Physical Sciences
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Computer And Information Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Work and Family Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
English Language And Literature
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

Graduate Student Population

Total 29,778 students enrolled in San Francisco State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,247 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,109 male and 2,138 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,995 full-time and 1,252 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 55 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 443 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,109
Women Students2,138
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,995
Part-time Students1,252
By race/ethnicity 1,136 White, 130 Black, and 632 Asian students are attending at San Francisco 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 races159
24 students are younger than 22 and 476 students are older than 65. The school has 1,844 students aged between 22 and 30 and 903 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under24
40 & Over476
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 Francisco State University, 55 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 443 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,247
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses55
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses443
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,749
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses55
California Resident53
Other State In U.S.2
Outside of U.S.0

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