Mission Statement

Graduate Studies strives to ensure the development of quality graduate and credential programs and creation and implementation of the policies and procedures by the which the university is governed. It acts as an advisory resource to programs transforming their academic programs or initiating degree or certificate programs at the post-baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral level.

About Us

The Graduate Studies office provides a range of services to support student success. We organize graduate orientation, advise students to help guide them to graduation, administer interdisciplinary studies, and finalize student petitions.

Important Links

Steps to Graduation
This publication outlines academic requirements for each graduate term and suggests additional steps that to be taken outside of the classroom to enhance your educational experience and prepare you for your career.

Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines
Review these pages for thesis and dissertation deadlines, formatting requirements, writing tips, instructions for submission, required forms and contact information.

Student Funding Opportunities
Check these pages to stay up-to-date with programs, awards, and competitions designed to cultivate and encourage student research and provide scholarships for current graduate students.

Forms and Petitions
This is a link to all forms and petitions related to graduate students, including the Petition for Advancement to Candidacy, Application for Award of Master's Degree, and special action petitions.

Graduate Student Orientation
Beginning your time at SJSU? Find all the information you need to be successful at graduate orientation, including schedules, presentations, handouts, tour information, and more.