Information for Current Grad Students

Steps for Completing Your Master's Degree

The Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) website contains much information regarding the steps for completing your Master's degree, including all upcoming deadlines for submission of your candidacy form, degree application, and thesis.


Petition for Advancement to Graduate Candidacy

After completion of your oral thesis proposal defense, it is time to fill out and submit your candidacy form, which is the university's documentation of the specific program of classes you are taking to fulfill your degree requirements.  This form, among others, can be found at the following link.

The Candidacy Form can be found on the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) website.


Thesis Format

A Master's Thesis in the geology department at SJSU follows the format of the Geological Society of America Bulletin.  The following documents explain the details of the formatting of your thesis.

Format for Master's Theses in Geology (PDF) - revised April 2009

Guide to GSA Format (PDF)