Selection Criteria

Selection of Program Participants

Students are selected based on their combined academic and professional accomplishments. The Admissions Committee carefully examines each applicant’s unique background, including academic preparation, related industry experience, and professional and educational goals.

Successful applicants to Regulatory Science programs will generally possess a background in one of the disciplines offered in the life and physical sciences, or engineering. However, all highly-motivated students with a strong interest in regulatory science are encouraged to apply. The Admissions Committee will consider the following areas:

Academic Qualifications

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • Graduate-level coursework (strengthens an application, but is not required)

Professional Experience

  • Length, breadth and depth of related professional experience
  • Goals for career advancement

To achieve classified graduate standing, applicants must satisfy the general admission and examination requirements for admission to the University. Students may also be admitted to the University conditionally.

Application requirements and procedures are also fully described in theĀ SDSU Graduate Division Bulletin. An application interview may be included as part of the admission process.