San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State and SFSU) is a public comprehensive university located in San Francisco, California
As part of the 23-campus California State University system, San Francisco State University offers 118 different Bachelor’s degrees, 94 Master’s degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees including two Doctor of Education, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Ph.D in Education and Doctor of Physical Therapy Science, along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges. The university awards bachelor’s degrees in 115 areas of specialization, master’s degrees in 97, and a doctor of education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership. It jointly offers three doctoral programs; a doctorate in education in partnership with University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in special education, and two doctorates in physical therapy with University of California, San Francisco. SFSU ranks 18th among the top 20 undergraduate schools whose alumni go on to be admitted to the State Bar; many subsequently run for public office. The Cinema department, in the College of Creative Arts, was named one of the nation’s “top film schools” by Entertainment Weekly in 2000. Alumni of the program have worked on such films as Titanic, Schindler’s List, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.