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​Admission Deadlines

Current Deadlines for Fall and Spring Admission

Follow the listed deadline for your intended major. Be sure to check carefully as deadlines may vary by program.

Admission Requirements

This Department requires a baccalaureate in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program. The detailed requirements for admission into Master of Science program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are as follows:

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Majors:

  • Students with GPA ≥ 2.70: admitted as a classified student;
  • Students with 2.50 ≤ GPA < 2.70: admitted as a conditionally classified student with a requirement to make grades of B or better in first two graduate courses.

Other Engineering Undergraduate Majors:

  • Students with GPA ≥ 2.70: admitted as a conditionally classified student with the requirement to make up courses from list to be determined;
  • Students with 2.50 ≤ GPA < 2.70: admitted as a conditionally classified student with a requirement to make grades of B or better in first two graduate courses and make up courses from list to be determined.

Other Undergraduate Majors:

  • Students with GPA ≥ 2.70: admitted as a conditionally classified student with a requirement to make grades of B or better in first two graduate courses and make up courses from list to be determined.

English-language proficiency exam:

  • An English-language proficiency exam is required for all students who graduated from a higher education institution in a country in which the primary language is not English. The exams accepted by this university include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE). The university minimum entrance score for the TOEFL is 550 (paper based; note that this form is not accepted by some individual departments within the university), 213 (computer based), or 80 (internet based). The minimum score required on the IELTS is 6.5 and the PTE 63. All test scores must be less than two years old. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing office to San Jose State (SJSU institution code is 4687).

GRE is not required 

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations

Prospective Students

Most answers to your general questions can be found under our Prospective Students section. For your admission status please check MySJSU. Contact your evaluator with specific questions on your admission classification or transcript evaluation. Please include your student ID, if one has been assigned, for faster service and allow some turnaround time to get a response. Emails are generally replied within 48 hours. However, some questions may be forwarded for specialists to reply and may take longer to answer.

Current Students

Most answers to your general questions can be found under our Current Students section. For a candidacy or graduation status please check MySJSU. However, if you find that you still have questions, please feel free to email/call your evaluator with specific questions on candidacy or graduation. Please include your student id for faster service and allow some turnaround time to get a response. Emails are generally replied within 48 hours. However, some questions may be forwarded for specialists to reply and may take longer to answer.

Please make sure you detail all inquires in full and also remember to provide valid contact information for our staff to assist you. Before contacting us, please make every effort to find the information you are looking for through our website.

Where to Send Your Application Materials

Direct all your Graduate Application and Admission Questions and all mail to:

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0017

Phone: (408) 283-7500
Fax: (408) 924-2477

Note: For the latest on application requirements, check GAPE website.

All Applicants:

Katrice Gibson
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0017
(408) 283-7500
Email: katrice.gibson@sjsu.edu