Department of Geological Sciences Graduate Application Process

Applying to the Geological Sciences MS program involves completing the five steps below by their stated deadlines. For each step, please refer to the broader SDSU Office of Admissions website for detailed instructions, links, etc. If you have a question or issue not addressed by the Office of Admission website above, then please contact Irene Occhiello Note that the CSU no longer requires the GRE.    

Step 1: Submit your Cal State Apply Application (Deadline: December 1)

Step 2: Create your my.SDSU account (Information emailed within two weeks of completing Step 1)

Step 3: Submit Documents to Graduate Admission Office (Deadline: December 15)

Step 4: Complete Program Application through Interfolio (Deadline: January 12)

  • A ~500 word overview of your research interests and professional goals.
  • Name(s) of at least one and up to three faculty members who would be suitable advisors. You are encouraged to contact these faculty prior to the deadline to discuss your research interests and professional goals.
  • Names and email addresses of two recommenders, who will be invited to complete their recommendation electronically.
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts.

Step 6: Review and monitor your application status through my.SDSU.

Again, detailed instructions for completing each of these five steps is provided
on the SDSU Office of Admissions website.