Prospective Students

JDP Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use

Meet our IRSU Faculty

The interdisciplinary program faculty consists of members from both SDSU and UC San Diego.

Financial Support & Costs

Through generous support from the SDSU Office of Academic Affairs and the College of Health and Human Services, the JDP IRSU is able to provide tuition and Teaching Associate salary (approximately $21,000/year for up to 4 years) .

IRSU 2018 Faculty

Admission Requirements

JDP Researchers infront of work at conference
This is a social science research program designed to train researchers to conduct cutting-edge investigation to reduce the national and global burden of substance use and misuse. Note that this is not a counseling-focused degree.


  • MA degree in related field
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 (undergraduate) and 3.5 (graduate)
  • Foundational research experience (e.g., peer reviewed publication and graduate level recommended research courses.)
  • TOEFL: English proficiency test scores (if applicable).