Planning Your Academic Career

Programs and Departments

Your first step towards becoming a graduate student at SJSU is to fully investigate your intended program. The link below gives you all the information you need including program prerequisites, requirements, and courses offered. Use our SJSU 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 on this page will direct you to important program information for graduate studies in specific departments. You will find information about program prerequisites, requirements, and courses offered.

Major Decisions 

Alyssa Wong Takes on Sports Management

“Alyssa Wong is working toward a master's degree in sports management through San José State University's Kinesiology Department.

In this feature, Alyssa explains how her original  interest in athletic training soon changed after she started to explore the business aspect of sports. Alyssa currently works at the Timpany Center, a non-profit therapeutic facility providing a 92° warm-water pool and 102° spa, operated by SJSU's department of kinesiology. Find out how a love for sports and business can set the stage for a fulfilling career in athletics.”

Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate applicants must first meet the minimum requirements for Graduate Admission to San Jose State University. You qualify for Graduate Admission to San Jose State University if

  1. you have graduated from an accredited four year academic college or university in your home country,
  2. you have achieved a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (on a four point scale) in your last 60 semester units of study
  3. you have the required minimum or higher TOEFL or IELTS score

To qualify for admission to your chosen program you must meet the department's requirements for Master's level study. Many departments have a higher than minimum GPA and English language proficiency requirement. In addition, they may also require a GRE test score, a GMAT test score, or work experience.

Submitting Your Application

When you have finished your research, visit our application deadlines page so you can begin your application process. When you are ready to submit your application, just go to the website, create an account, and follow the instructions.