All JDP students are eligible to earn the MS in Clinical Psychology from SDSU.  The degree will involve no additional courses or petitions for course substitution.

The specific requirements to earn this degree, as stated in the SDSU Graduate Bulletin, are as follows:

A minimum of 36 units in psychology to include Psychology 770A-770B, 801, 820, 840, 849, 850, 855, 856, 860 OR UC San Diego Clinical Psychology 227A (Mind, Brain, and Behavior I), and 896. UC San Diego Clinical Psychology 227B (Mind, Brain, and Behavior II), UC San Diego Clinical Psychology 228 (Mind, Brain, and Behavior II – Psychiatry Emphasis), and Psychology 897 are optional. Completion of the second year project and approval by a committee consisting of a minimum of three faculty members representing both SDSU and UC San Diego. For this degree only, all approvals and advancement to candidacy will be completed by the SDSU Program Coordinator of the joint doctoral program.

How to Apply for MS Graduation at SDSU

SDSU officially graduates students at the end of the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students apply to graduate through their my.SDSU for the term in which they plan to complete all requirements for the degree. For more information on application filing periods, please refer to the SDSU Academic Calendar.

Students must inform the SDSU Program Coordinator when/if they plan to apply for the MS degree. Once all degree requirements have been met and submitted to the program, (refer to the JDP Submission Guidelines on the Second Year Project webpage), the SDSU Program Coordinator will complete and submit the required paperwork to the College of Graduate Studies. If a student must postpone award of the degree for any reason, they can re-apply for graduation without an additional fee.

According to the College of Graduate Studies, “Degree information will appear on the top page of the unofficial transcript approximately 6-8 weeks from the diploma date (see the Graduation Deadlines flyer on the homepage for specific dates). Students can view their unofficial transcripts and order official transcripts through the Academic Tile in my.SDSU.”

Updated 8/17/2023