San Francisco State University Graduate School

San Francisco State University (referred to as San Francisco State) is a Public, 4 years school located in San Francisco, CA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of San Francisco State is $8,958 for California residents and $18,462 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,321 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 25,282 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

San Francisco State University (referred to as San Francisco State) is a Public, 4 years school located in San Francisco, CA.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (2/28/1949 - Current).
San Francisco State Directory Information
School NameSan Francisco State University (San Francisco State)
Address1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone415-338-1111
Webhttps://www.sfsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of San Francisco State is $8,958 for California residents and $18,462 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,321 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 25,282 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 229 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$18,462
$8,958 for California Residents
Student Population3,321
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs229 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at San Francisco State is $8,958 for California residents and $18,462 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is -$1 for California residents and $396 for out-of-state students.
San Francisco State offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
California Residents$8,958
Out-of-State$18,462
Tuition per Credit Hour
California Residents-$1
Out-of-State$396
San Francisco State offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of San Francisco State University is $8,958 for California residents and $18,462 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.21% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$7,176$1,518$16,680$1,518
2019-2020$7,176$1,524$16,680$1,524
2020-2021$7,176$1,264$16,680$1,264
2021-2022$7,176$1,562$16,680$1,562
2022-2023$7,176$1,782$16,680$1,782
The graduate school tuition & fees of San Francisco State is average compared to public graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the California graduate tuition is $21,739 (public) / $23,972 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
San Francisco State University$8,958$18,462
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
California Graduate Schools$19,794$22,593
Public$11,472$21,739
Private$23,972
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $22,158 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at San Francisco State.
On-campus living costs are increased by 7.44% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $23,202. Off-campus living costs are increased by 4.07% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$15,151$3,067$15,151$3,067
2019-2020$15,151$2,568$16,189$3,291
2020-2021$15,949$3,152$17,921$4,250
2021-2022$15,950$3,133$18,270$4,025
2022-2023$17,955$2,547$18,999$4,203
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $396 at San Francisco State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$396
2019-2020$396
2020-2021$396
2021-2022$396
2022-2023$396

Graduate Programs at San Francisco State

San Francisco State University offers 142 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,650 students have completed their study at San Francisco State University.
Offered Degrees at San Francisco State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree720940
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship4023
Doctor's degree - professional practice200
Doctor's degree - other1049
Post Bachelor's Degree580615
Post Master's Degree5023
Total14201,650
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at San Francisco State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Business Administration and Management program with 240 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Education program with 131 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Physical Therapy/Therapist program with 49 completers.
San Francisco State University offers 142 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 1,650 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 940 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 49 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 615 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 23 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 21 completers-
Asian-American Studies9-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)12-
Communication and Journalism [+] 14 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric9-
Radio and Television5-
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (other)--
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 27 completers-
Computer Science27-
Education [+] 229 completers$53,100
Education131$53,100
Curriculum and Instruction7-
Educational Leadership and Administration-$81,200
Special Education and Teaching64$57,400
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services27$55,200
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--
Engineering [+] 26 completers-
Engineering26-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 9 completers-
Comparative Literature3-
Chinese Language and Literature2-
Japanese Language and Literature--
German Language and Literature--
French Language and Literature--
Italian Language and Literature--
Spanish Language and Literature2-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 2 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2-
English Language and Literature [+] 71 completers-
English Language and Literature46-
Creative Writing25-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 5 completers-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 53 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences45-
Biomedical Sciences8-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 16 completers-
Mathematics12-
Statistics4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 38 completers-
Gerontology10-
Museology/Museum Studies13-
Behavioral Sciences4-
Marine Sciences11-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 12 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies--
Health and Physical Education/Fitness12-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 12 completers-
Philosophy12-
Physical Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Chemistry5-
Geology/Earth Science--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)3-
Physics10-
Psychology [+] 47 completers-
Psychology46-
Research and Experimental Psychology (other)1-
Human Services [+] 64 completers-
Public Administration29$73,700
Social Work35$68,300
Social Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Social Sciences--
Anthropology3-
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics5-
Geography7-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1-
International Relations and Affairs5-
Political Science and Government4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 35 completers-
Design and Applied Arts (other)8-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production6-
Art/Art Studies--
Fine/Studio Arts4-
Music3-
Music Performance8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 101 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders37$66,100
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor4-
Public Health13$49,600
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse47$109,200
Business [+] 106 completers-
Business Administration and Management62$69,600
Accounting25$65,000
Management Science19-
History [+] 9 completers-
History9$33,900
Total940
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 23 completers-
Education--
Educational Leadership and Administration14-
Community College Education9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Physical Therapy/Therapist--
Total23
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 49 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist49-
Total49
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] --
Educational Leadership and Administration--
Community College Education--
Total-
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 7 completers-
Asian-American Studies4-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 65 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric50-
Radio and Television15-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Computer Science33-
Education [+] 3 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction--
Special Education and Teaching--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services3-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Chinese Language and Literature1-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1-
English Language and Literature [+] 21 completers-
English Language and Literature20-
Creative Writing1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 64 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences61-
Biomedical Sciences3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 1 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness1-
Physical Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Chemistry2-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)6-
Social Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Anthropology6-
Economics4-
Geography2-
International Relations and Affairs1-
Political Science and Government1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 29 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts2-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies23-
Art/Art Studies4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders4-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist--
Business [+] 242 completers-
Business Administration and Management240-
Accounting--
Management Science2-
Total615
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 21 completers-
Education9-
Educational Leadership and Administration7-
Community College Education5-
Engineering [+] 2 completers-
Engineering2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences --
Total23

Graduate Student Population at San Francisco State

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 3,321 students enrolled into San Francisco State University graduate schools where it has total 25,282 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,084 full-time and 1,237 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,185 male and 2,136 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3211,1852,136
Full-time2,0847071,377
Part-tme1,237478759
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 974 White (29.33%), 170 Black/African American (5.12%), 811 Hispanic (24.42%), 690 Asian (20.78%), and 676 students with other races. 336 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3211,1852,136
American Indian/Native American844
Asian690219471
Black/African American17048122
Hispanic811261550
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1147
White974363611
Two More15146105
Un-Known1708189
Non-resident Alien336159177
San Francisco State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 508 graduate students (15.30% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,415 graduate students (42.61% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,321
Enrolled Online Exclusively508
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,415
Not in Online Courses1,398
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at San Francisco State University. 822 students are aged 20 to 24 (24.75% of total students), 184 students are aged above 50 (5.54%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at San Francisco State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3211,1852,136
Age 20-21421329
Age 22-24780250530
Age 25-291,170427743
Age 30-34509188321
Age 35-39299124175
Age 40-49337113224
Age 50-6417261111
Over 641293

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