Apply Now - International
Step by Step Application Instructions
Defined as individuals who hold F-1 or J-1 Visas
MBA programs, MS in Accountancy and MS in Taxation Programs
Attention - International, F-1 Visa Applicants to the MS in Accountancy Program: click here
Complete the international application online at CSUMentor:
|For MBA:||For MS Accountancy:||For MS Taxation:|
|Indicate Application Term - Fall or Spring||Indicate Application Term - Fall||Indicate Application Term - Fall or Spring|
|For Education completed enter Seeking master's degree or higher||For Education completed enter Seeking master's degree or higher||For Education completed enter Seeking Master's degree or higher|
|Be sure to enter a full street address (P.O. Boxes are not accepted) and a valid email address||Be sure to enter a full street address (P.O. Boxes are not accepted) and a valid email address||Be sure to enter a full street address (P.O. Boxes are not accepted) and a valid email address|
|For intended major select:
||For intended major select BUS ADMIN: Accountancy (MS)||For intended major select Bus Admin: Taxation (MS Special Session Off Campus)|
|Leave the concentration option blank. The Lucas MBA programs do not offer concentrations.||Leave the concentration option blank.||Leave the concentration option blank.|
|Leave the Alternative major section blank.||Leave the Alternative major section blank.||Leave the Alternative major section blank.|
|For Degree Objective select other master's (MBA, MFA, MPA, etc.)||For Degree Objective select MS.||For Degree Objective select MS.|
Step 2: Continuing on CSU Mentor
Test Information (7) - Fill in whatever applicable to you. You need not have taken or scheduled the GMAT/GRE/TOEFL in order to complete the application. Be sure to list San Jose State University as a score recipient of each exam you take.
Graduate Information 1 (8) - You do not need to enter work experience or list references as this information is sent directly to the Lucas School. However, you must answer "Do you hold or have you ever held a valid California teaching credential" as yes or no to proceed to the next page of the application.
Statement of Purpose (9) - Fill in "Sent directly to Lucas School" so that you may proceed to review and submit your application.
Financial Affidavit (10) - The affidavit must be filled out completely and a bank verification from you or your sponsor's bank verifying funding must be submitted. Please note that financial sources must be stated in U.S. dollars. The funds listed below reflect the amount required for each Lucas Graduate School program. The funds required cover the first year of fees, estimated living expenses, and mandatory health insurance.
- MSA - $40,479.00
- Conventional MBA - $32,733.00
- MBA-One - $48,750.00
- Executive-Style MBA - $28,350.00
- MS in Taxation - $24,660.00
Submit your application and save your confirmation number!
You will receive an important email from GAPE (Graduate Admissions) in 7-10 business days which includes your nine digit San Jose State ID and instructions on how to set up your SJSUONE account.
After receiving your ID, submit your official transcripts to GAPE
For transcripts from institutions in the United States
Download the Document Submission Identification Form ((http://www.sjsu.edu/gape/docs/Document%20Submission%20ID%20form.pdf)
Collect your official documents (in sealed envelopes)
Submit to the GAPE address listed on the Document Submission ID Form. Please note that upon receipt of your documents, it takes ten business days for the update to appear on your account.
If you have completed a degree at an institution outside of the United States, Graduate Admissions (GAPE) requires that you submit a WES ICAP course by course evaluation. This applies to all applicants with international credentials. You may find an application and directions on the WES (World Education Services) website located at http://www.wes.org/students/index.asp. When completed, WES will submit a copy of your transcripts, degree, and credential evaluation directly to GAPE electronically.
Check your MySJSU account frequently to review the items on you "to do" list and to monitor the status of your application.
Absolute Document Deadlines
- May 15th for all programs
Lucas School's Required Items:
GMAT/GRE score - Be sure to indicate San Jose State University as a score recipient of the exam. This will enable us to access the score on the ETS or GMAT secure website. The GRE school code is 4687.
CPA (MS Tax applications only-in lieu of GMAT/GRE) - confirmation of passing all four parts of the exam or license.
Statement of Purpose - Please state your purpose for applying to the Master of Science in Accountancy, MBA or Master of Science in Taxation 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 your graduate business program. It should be 1.5 pages spaced and limited to approximately 500 words.
Send your Resume, Statement of Purpose and CPA verification as attachments by email to :firstname.lastname@example.org Include your nine digit SJSU ID and name in the body of the email message.
Letters of reference - Required for the MSA, Optional for the MBA and MS Tax.
- Two letters of reference from either faculty members and/or current or former employers. The Lucas School does not have a standard recommendation form.
- We ask that each recommender submit their letter on either University or Company letterhead. Please include contact information.
- The recommendation letter should contain information about you that the Admissions Committee would not otherwise know by reviewing by 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 to succeed in a rigorous program such as this, your leadership ability, maturity, motivation and possibly a character trait that would benefit you while attending the program. Citing examples that demonstrate the above would be helpful.
- Send to:
Lucas Graduate School of Business
San Jose State University
Business Tower, Room 350
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0162
attn: Margaret Farmer