Prospective Students

Welcome and thank you for your interest in SDSU's Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a specialization in Student Affairs master's program!

The master's program curriculum at San Diego State University is designed for practitioners. The program emphasizes student learning centeredness, integration of the curricular and co-curricular learning paradigms, and analysis, planning, and responsible practice of leaders in a socially just and global environment.

The program utilizes leadership theories to educate students in a manner that will allow them to become savvy consumers of research in order to apply ethical evidence-based decision making to promote access, equity, and quality student development and learning.

Click here to view the Program Fact Sheet!

UPDATE: GRE Requirement Suspended for Spring and Fall 2021
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SDSU has suspended the requirement that applicants for graduate study submit GRE scores for the Spring and Fall 2021 admissions cycle. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the program advisor.


Register for our Virtual Info Sessions:

The Info Sessions will be via Zoom on Tuesday, September 28th and Thursday, October 21st from 6 pm to 7 pm!





Contact us and let us know how we can help you!

► For general inquiries or to arrange a meeting with faculty or current students:

Andrew Mutsalklisana |

► For admissions inquiries including application deadlines and materials:

Melanie Falkenberg |

► For any other inquiries contact the program Faculty Director:

Dr. Lisa Gates |