Graduate Program Test Requirements

Please refer to the following list to find whether the program you have chosen requires a GMAT, GRE, or higher than minimum English test score. 

If you have questions, please contact the program Graduate Advisor

GRE | GMAT | TOEFL | IELTS | PTE


 

Programs that Require the GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

The SJSU school code for submitting your GRE test score is 4687

A

Aerospace Engineering

Required if undergraduate degree is not from an accredited U.S./Canadian university.

OLD EXAM:
Combined Verbal & Quantitative 1100 or above
Analytical Writing 3.5 or above.

NEW EXAM:
Combined Verbal & Quantitative 312 or above
Analytical Writing 3.5 or above.

B

Biological Sciences

Required if undergraduate degree is not from an accredited U.S./Canadian university. All applicants in the Molecular Biology and Microbiology concentration must submit general test scores and Advanced Subject Test score in Biology or Molecular Biology.

Biotechnology

General test plus Advanced Subject Test in a relevant subject of your choice required.

C

Chemistry

General test required.

Child and Adolescent Development

General test required.

Communication Studies

General test required.

Computer Engineering

Required if undergraduate degree is not from an accredited U.S./Canadian university.

OLD EXAM
Quantitative 650 or better
Analytical 4.0 or better
Combined 1000 or better,

NEW EXAM:
Quantitative 151 or better
Analytical 4.0 of better
Combined 294 or better

Computer Science

Check the Computer Science webpage for current requirements.

E

Electrical Engineering

OLD EXAM:
Quantitative 650 or better
Analytical 3.5 or better
Combined 1100 or better

NEW EXAM:
Quantitative 151 or better
Analytical 3.5 or better
Combined 312 or better

English and Comparative Literature

General test required.

Environmental Studies

General test required.

J

Journalism and Mass Communications

OLD EXAM:
Combined 1000 or better
Verbal 550 or better

NEW EXAM:
Combined 297 or better
Verbal 156 or better

Justice Studies

General test required.

M

Mechanical Engineering

Required if undergraduate degree is not from an accredited U.S./Canadian university.

OLD EXAM:
Combined Verbal & Quantitative 1100 or above
Analytical Writing 3.5 or above.

NEW EXAM:
Combined Verbal & Quantitative 312 or above
Analytical Writing 3.5 or above.

O

Occupational Therapy

OLD EXAM:
Combined 1000 or above
Verbal 450 or above
Writing 3.5 or above

NEW EXAM:
Combined 297 or above
Verbal 150 or above
Writing 3.5 or above
In either case, a score of 400 or above on the Miller Analogies Test recommended.

P

Psychology (Experimental)

General test required.

Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)

General test required.

Public Health

General test required.

Q

Quality Assurance

OLD EXAM:
Combined 1000 or above

NEW EXAM:
Combined 297 or above

S

Software Engineering

Please check the Software Engineering webpage for current requirements.

U

Urban and Regional Planning

General test recommended for all applicants but required those with
a cumulative undergraduate GPA between 2.6 and 2.9

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Programs that Require the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

Accounting

500 or better with balanced verbal and quantitative score at the 50th percentile

Business Administration

500 or better with balanced verbal and quantitative score at the 50th percentile

Taxation

500 or better with balanced verbal & quantitative score at the 50th percentile OR passed all parts of the CPA exam OR score of 145 or better on the LSAT

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Programs that require a Higher than Minimum TOEFL score

University Minimum 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 80 (IBT)
SJSU school code for submitting your TOEFL test score is 4687

Biotechnology

250 CBT, 100 iBT

Communicative Disorders and Sciences

90 iBT

Economics

575 PBT, 240 CPT, 90 iBT

English and Comparative Literature

610 PBT, 253 CBT, 102 iBT

Environmental Studies

580 PBT, 237 CBT, 92 iBT

French

580 PBT, 237 CBT, 92 iBT

Geology

575 PBT, 240 CBT, 90 iBT

Library and Information Science

600 PBT, 250 CBT, 100 iBT

Linguistics

570 PBT, 230 CBT, 88 iBT

Music and Dance

590 PBT, 243 CBT (with 5 in the Writing Section), 96 iBT

Public Administration

577 PBT, 233 CBT, 90 iBT

TESOL

577 PBT, 233 CBT, 90 iBT

Theatre Arts

570 PBT, 230 CBT, 88 iBT

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Programs that require Higher than Minimum IELTS score

SJSU Minimum 7.0

Accountancy

7.5

Communicative Disorders and Sciences

8.0

Biotechnology

8.0

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Programs that require a Higher than Minimum PTE score

SJSU Minimum 68

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