Graduate Studies and Research Calendar of Events and Deadlines
The Office of Graduate Studies and Research offers support, services, and oversight of graduate work in the following areas:
Incoming Graduate Student Orientation
Welcome to San José State University! Materials and video presentations to provide an overall view of what to expect as an incoming graduate student.
Review Committees Managed by GS&R
Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Find out about the procedures and requirements for conducting research involving human subjects.
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Find out about the procedures and requirements for animal care and use in research.
Read the University Thesis Guidelines and learn about the steps students must take to submit a master's thesis for review and publication.
Scholarships, Awards & Competitions
Student Funding Opportunities: Scholarships and Awards
Peruse the various funding options and rewards for outstanding work available to graduate students.
SJSU Student Research Competition
Find out how you can participate in our SJSU Research Competition. Winners of the SJSU Research Competition are invited to attend a CSU-wide competition.
Outstanding Thesis Award
Outstanding Thesis Awards are presented personally by the President of SJSU at Commencement each May. Learn how to have your thesis considered.
Learn about the steps that need to be taken to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study.
Research Related Training Courses
Training Opportunities for Students
Visit this link to find out about training courses related to responsible conduct in research and similar topics.
What about admissions and degree requirements?
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, sending in transcrpits and other documents, steps for completing a master’s degree (including applying for Candidacy and Graduation), and important forms and deadlines, can be found on our sister website:
Make sure to verify the correct destination and recepient for all correspondence and documents, as GS&R is often confused for GAPE!