How to Apply - Graduate
Admission to the University
Prospective students apply online to the both San José State University and the School of Music and Dance through CSU Mentor. Please state your proposed area emphasis, and complete the personal statement. All required transcripts and supporting documents must be sent directly to the University.
Apply at CSU Mentor
Applications open October 1 for the following fall semester. The deadline for applications is April 1, and April 15 for all supporting documents.
Applications for the Spring 2014 semester will open August 1, 2013.
Full and detailed information about the University application process can be found at Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations.
Admission to the School of Music and Dance
The School of Music and Dance additionally requires:
- Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Graduate Coordinator
- An audition, submission of a portfolio of work, and/or interview (depending on the area requirements) with the applicable area coordinator.
The School of Music and Dance does not require the GRE.
Information for International Students
Detailed information about the University application process for international applicants can be found at Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations.