San Francisco State University
For more than 100 years, San Francisco State university has played key roles in shaping the city and the surrounding Bay Area. It is an institution driven by a commitment to student success and a commitment to the local and global communities. The University, located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. It’s mission is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area, to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.
San Francisco State University awards bachelor’s degrees in 77 academic areas with an additional 48 areas of concentration, master’s degrees in 63 academic areas with an additional 41 areas of concentration, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Programs offered jointly with University of California campuses include a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in special education with UC Berkeley, and a clinical doctorate, Doctor of Physical Therapy with UC San Francisco. In addition, the university offers 16 credential programs and 41 certificate programs. SF State is strongly committed to international education and to providing quality support and services for international students and scholars.
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