International Students

Due to US Department of Homeland Security guidelines for online degree programs offered in the US, foreign students accepted to the Regulatory Science degree programs will not be able to obtain a student visa (I-20) to pursue the degree in San Diego/within the US. If you are accepted to the program, you may pursue the degree from your home country.

Regulatory Science degree programs are offered entirely online. At this time, no Regulatory Science programs are offered on the SDSU campus.

Additional Admission Requirements For International Applicants

In addition to applying to the University and to the program, applicants who are not U.S. citizens should contact International Admissions at and the Graduate Admissions website for instructions on the application process.

All applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to submit results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test scores as part of their application. All applicants who have not attended secondary or post-secondary educational institutions where English is the language of instruction for AT LEAST 3 YEARS of full-time transferable level enrollment (12 to 15 transferable units per semester, but no ESL) must submit a TOEFL score of 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based. The TOEFL must be taken in addition to the GRE. More information about this test may be found at the TOEFL website.