Graduate Programs: FAQs for Prospective Students

Please check the Graduate Program Admission Requirements page for the deadlines.

Yes, there is an application fee.

For more detailed information visit: prospective students

No, but there may be scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Please see the information about the Cost of Attendance at SF State

Please check the Financial Aid page.

It takes a minimum of 1.5 years if you plan your course work well.

Your application should be submitted online before the university deadline. Supporting documents, letters of recommendation and test scores may be submitted to school of engineering within a few weeks after the deadline.

Yes, a GPA of 3.0 (in last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units) is required.

The decision for the admission is made once all the required documents are received and reviewed. Once the decision for the admission is made, you will be informed by the admission office

You can talk to graduate program coordinator and proof would be required to verify that the prerequisite was successfully completed. The final decision is made by the graduate program coordinator.

No, if the student does not enroll in the semester admitted, he/she needs to reapply again and resubmit all the documents if reapplication is beyond one semester.

It is recommended, (especially international students) that you notify the respective graduate office of your plans.

After submitting your application form, you will receive ane-mail from San Francisco State University Admission Office, with a student ID and password. You will use these credentials to accessthe mySFSU page.
If you did not receive this information contact the register office and request a Student ID and email account.