How to Apply
We encourage applicants holding a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline to apply to the MSCS program. Follow these simple steps.
- Apply online to the university.
- Supply transcripts, degree certificates, test scores, and citizenship/visa information, as directed by the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations office.
- Ask for letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:
Department of Computer Science
MacQuarrie Hall 208
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0249
GRE general test scores are required for applicants whose BS degree is not from the United States. GRE CS Subject test scores are strongly recommended for applicants whose BS degree is not in computer science. Letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required.
Conditional Admission to the MSCS Program
If you do not fulfill all requirements for admission, and there is sufficient space in the program, we may offer you conditional admission. If you are conditionally admitted, you will be expected to complete course work and/or pass tests, as directed by the graduate coordinator.
There is no special procedure for conditional admission. Simply submit an application.
If You Are Not Admitted
If we cannot offer you full or conditional admission, you may still take courses through the Open University program at San Jose State. Open University is a program which allows students who have not been formally admitted to the University to take regular curriculum classes on a space-available basis.
If You Have More Questions about Admissions
Check out the FAQ (list of frequently asked questions)
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