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Resources and Graduate Student Life

Graduate Affairs

Grad Affairs administers all graduate programs across SDSU. They evaluate and make final decisions about:

  • Student standing in the program
  • Eligibility for registration or employment
  • Programs of study
  • Petitions for exceptions
  • Leaves of absence
  • Eligibility for advancement to candidacy
  • Appointment of thesis committees
  • Eligibility for graduation

Please refer to the Graduate Handbook, which lays out all rules and guidelines about the above issues, as well as offering other key resources and links. 

How do you get in touch with Graduate Affairs?  

Campus office: SSE 1410 | Phone: (619) 594-5213 | Fax: (619) 594-0189 | Email: [email protected]

Some key contacts there: Student Services Professionals tasked with evaluating and assisting graduate students (by first letter of last name):


Additonal Resource Links

graduate students

End of year party among graduate students who spent the spring semester in a community working on theses and exams.

Graduate Advisor

Professor Kristen Maher
Office: Nasatir Hall (NH) 121
Email: [email protected]

Advising Hours

  • In-person advising, Fall 2021:
    TH 1:30-3:30 pm or by appointment, NH 121
  • Virtual advising, Fall 2021:
    T/W 3:00-4:00 pm or by appointment
    Zoom link

Important Links