San Francisco State University - Master's Degree

San Francisco State University (SF State) is a public university located in San Francisco, California. SF State offers bachelor's and master's degree programs. SF State consists of 7 colleges and departments which include Business, Education, Health and Social Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

  • Average Tuition USD 35,808
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • Students 29,465
  • International Students 2%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

San Francisco State University was founded in 1899 as San Francisco State Normal School. Over the years, the school witnessed expansion and growth. Having been initially established as a teacher training college with just women students, the institute began admitting men in 1904. In 1930, the institute changed from a two year to a four year program. After going through 5 name changes over the years, the college gained university status in 1972, and became known 2 years later as San Francisco State University.

San Francisco State University has a total enrollment of over 30,000 students, with international students making up 5.6% of the student body. Students at SF State have a choice of over 300 clubs and organizations that they can be involved in. SF State also hosts guest lecturers, have workshops and exhibits related to arts and culture throughout the year.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Anthropology

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, United States

    Asian American Studies

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Biology

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Administration

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry/ Biochemistry

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Chinese

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Chinese conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Cinema

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Classics

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

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    Clinical Psychology

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders through observation, interviews, and tests.

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    Communication Studies

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Drama

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

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    Economics

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    Education

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Embedded Electrical & Computer Systems

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    English Composition

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    English Linguistics

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    English Literature

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Literature. The program offers courses that focus on analyzing passages, and relating texts to cultural, social, historical and political contexts.

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    Fine Arts

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    French

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Geography

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Microbiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, and clinical aspects of microorganisms.

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    History

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Humanities

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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    International Relations

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Mathematics

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Music

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Philosophy

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physical Therapy

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health promotion, rehabilitation, wellness, and prevention of injury.

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    Physics

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Political Science

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Administration

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

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    Public Health

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Recreation, Parks, & Tourism

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, hospitality accounting, events management, housekeeping operations, revenue management, and organizational behavior.

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    Social Work

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Spanish

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Structural/Earthquake Engineering

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Theater Arts

    USD 7,746 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Forbes (USA) 463
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 230

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 89
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum ACT 18
  • Average SAT Score 990

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    Established in 1899

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          • Testimony
            1990-1992, Bachelors

            GREAT EXPERIENCE!

            I graduated from SFSU in June/1992 with a BA in Psychology and had a great experience while I was there. The classes were challenging, the people were great peers, which for some, turned out to be great friends! Besides, who can pass up a chance for enrichment & learning at a school like SFSU!

          • Testimony
            2004-2007

            Great Learning University!

            Always uses the modern latest methods to teach!

          • Testimony
            2006-2008, MA

            I think San Francisco State is a great place.

            I was fortunate to have received my Masters in Adult Education from San Francisco State. I feel that I got a great education their. I enjoyed my classes and the extracurricular activities, which I was a part of. I made some wonderful friends their as well.