Application Information for Domestic Applicants - MSA

Domestic Applicants are defined as U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), and non-F or non-J visa holders.

Step 1:

  • Complete you application online at CSUMentor
  • Indicate Application Term – SUMMER
  • For MAJOR PROGRAM/OBJECTIVE select BUS ADMIN: Accountancy (MS)
  • Leave the CONCENTRATION option blank.
  • If you have taken the GMAT or GRE please enter your score. If you have not taken the GMAT or GRE yet please enter a date in order to be able to move forward in the application process.
  • Omit the STATEMENT OF PURPOSE section on the application and follow the guidelines on STEP 4 NUMBER 2 on the LUCAS REQUIRED ITEMS section.
  • Once you have completed your application, you must pay a non-refundable application fee of $55.00 either online via credit/debit card, or mail a check or money order to Graduate Admissions and Programs Evaluations (GAPE). If you are mailing a check or money order, be sure to include a copy of the "Application Agreement Statement" with your payment.

Unless payment is made by credit/debit card, mail the application fee to:

San Jose State University
Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0017

Step 2:

  • Thoroughly review the items listed on your “To Do” list on your MySJSU account and take note of the deadline date specified for each document.

  • All the documents listed must be official copies and submitted to GAPE by the specified deadline.

  • If you have completed a degree at an institution that is outside of the U.S., please visit The International Document Requirements page and find the country where the institution is located. Applicants must follow the instructions listed for the particular country of study. Otherwise the documents will be considered as unofficial.

  • An English-language proficiency exam is required for all students who graduated from a higher education institution in a country in which the primary language is not English. The exams accepted by this university include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE). The university minimum entrance score for the TOEFL is 213 (computer based), or 80 (internet based). The minimum score required on the IELTS is 7.0 and the PTE is 68.

Mail all documents directly to the Graduate Admission and Program Evaluations (GAPE) office:

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0017

Step 3:

If you have not already done so, take the GMAT or GRE exam and have the score sent directly to the Lucas Graduate School of Business.

Step 4:

The required items needed for the Lucas School MSA Program Admission Committee Review are:

  • Your Resume

  • Verification of prerequisite course enrollment and/or completion if it is not already indicated on your educational documents.

  • Statement of Purpose – Please state your purpose for applying to the Master of Science in Accountancy program.  Include your plans for future occupation or profession, and any additional information that may aid the Admissions Committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for study in an accelerated program.  It should be 1.5 spaced and limited to approximately 500 words.

  • A GMAT or GRE score report

  • Two letters of reference are required from either faculty members and/or employers.  The MSA program does not have a standard recommendation form. We ask that each recommender submit their letter on either University or Company letterhead.  The recommendation letter should contain information about you that that the Admissions Committee would not otherwise know by reviewing the basic University application. The recommender’s insights could include information about your ability to succeed in a rigorous program such as this, your leadership ability, and possibly a character trait that would benefit you while attending the program. Citing examples that demonstrate the above would be helpful.

Mail the above documents to:
Lucas Graduate School of Business
San Jose State University
Business Tower, Room 350
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0162


About the SJSU Graduate Admissions Review Process

When all of your required documents on your “To Do” list are received and your status is listed as complete on your MySJSU student account, your application will undergo the initial review by the GAPE office. An evaluator will be assigned to evaluate your grade point average (GPA), your degree, and English Language Proficiency examination scores if required, When this process is completed, the application will be referred to the Lucas Graduate School of Business for the final review and an admissions decision.

Finalists will be notified by early March. On-campus interviews for finalists will be held in mid to late March. Phone interviews will not be permitted. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance/denial in early April.

While the Lucas Graduate School of Business office makes the final decisions for admission, the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations Office publishes valuable information about requirements, timelines and advice. We encourage you to visit their link. During the application process, please review the information on this site including FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Questions? Contact the Lucas School <>