Application Information for Domestic Applicants - MS Taxation

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

General Procedures

These procedures are for domestic applicants for the MS Taxation program.

Step 1

Complete your application online at CSUMentor:

  • Indicate Application Term – Fall, Spring or Summer
  • For Major Program/ Objective select Bus Admin:Taxation (MS Special Session Off Campus):
  • Leave the concentration option blank. All the Lucas MBA programs are generalist in nature and concentrations are not offered.
  • For Degree Objective select MS.
  • If you have taken the GMAT, please enter your score. If you have not taken the GMAT yet please enter a date in order to be able to move forward in the application.
  • 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 José State University
Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations
One Washington Square
San José, 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, LSAT or GRE exam and have the score sent directly to the Lucas Graduate School of Business.  

Step 4

Lucas School Required Items for MST Program Admission Review

  1. Statement of Purpose - Please address why you are pursuing the MS Tax degree. Limit your responses to two pages double spaced.
  2. A GMAT score report
  3. A Resume
  4. Letters of recommendation are optional but highly recommended.  If you wish to submit recommendations, they may be sent from individuals (current or former employers, supervisors, professors) who are able to objectively assess the quality of your character and your capabilities and accomplishments. Letters of recommendation should include the provider's relationship to the applicant, their complete address and contact information (if not printed on the letterhead), and discuss the applicant's level of maturity, motivation, intellectual ability.

Mail the above documents to:

Lucas Graduate School of Business
San José State University
Business Tower Room 350
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0162