Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) handles procedures related to admissions, and university level program requirements for graduate students. Detailed information about applying to a graduate program, steps for completing a master's degree (including applying for Candidacy and Graduation), and important forms and deadlines, can be found by accessing the links below. 


Fall 2014 Applicants

SJSU opens for Fall 2014 graduate applications on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Apply at A list of application deadlines by program can be found here. Term specific lists of available majors are also posted on the CSUMentor website. If you do not see a particular academic program listed, that program has determined that it met or exceeded its enrolled student capacity for the academic year with the Fall admission cycle. As a result, the program has determined that it will not be open for applications in the Fall 2014 term.

International Applicants must submit the appropriate application providing the information for the visa they hold at the time the application is submitted.  (Example, if applicant currently holds an “H” visa, but anticipates changing to an “F” visa, they must submit a domestic application. The change in visa status may be requested only after the application process has been completed.  If an applicant is not in the United States and requires an “F” visa to attend, they must submit an international application.  If an applicant is transferring an “F” visa to SJSU, an international application is also required.)

SJSU requires that all applicants who have completed course work at an institution outside the United States provide a WES (World Education Services) ICAP, course-by-course evaluation. Mark sheets/transcripts must be sent directly to WES for evaluation. (SJSU must receive the academic record and the evaluation directly from WES.) A complete WES evaluation is preferred. However, GAPE will review applications of those in the final year of study. For these applicants, the WES Evaluation must contain a minimum of 7 semesters of work. More information can be found on the International Applicants: How to Apply page and the Domestic Applicants: How to Apply page.  

After you submit your documents to WES, please DO NOT send a copy of your documents to SJSU as our offices will receive the completed evaluation directly from WES. 

Current Students

Review the steps for completing your master's degree and deadlines related to candidacy and graduation. This section also contains all the commonly used forms for current students.

Graduate Programs

Use our graduate programs page for quick access to your department's website, advisor contact information, and the SJSU online catalog which has information on department requirements and course offerings. The links provided on this page direct users to important program information for graduate studies within specific departments, including program prerequisites, requirements, and courses offered.

Financial Information: Fees, Financial Assistance, and Funding

Find out how much it costs to pursue a graduate degree at San Jose State University and explore the financial assistance SJSU offers to qualified students.


Find and download the form you are looking for by referring to this complete listing of GAPE Forms. Forms also appear on the respective relevant pages of this website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse this faq section to find additional information for prospective applicants, new students, and current students

Contact Information and GAPE Staff

General contact information, including address, location, phone, fax, and office hours, are listed in this section. GAPE staff and their direct contact information is also included.

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