Professional Degree Programs (PDP) allow working people and students to earn graduate degrees and certificates at their own pace and schedule, often online or off campus. 


The courses may be offered in the Silicon Valley or online. Most PDP programs provide opportunities for master's degrees and certificates in your profession. Rather than just taking an extension course, you will actually be working toward a degree that is likely to increase your chances of career advancement.

PDP News & Updates

New PDP Degree

MS in Data AnalyticsAttend one-on-one advising sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 pm, Room 1004, Student Union West to learn more. 

Distance Education State Authorization

For you to participate and receive credit from online classes at San Jose State University, your state of residence must have a reciprocity agreement in place with CSU. This agreement provides online students with consumer protection. For a complete list of participating states and details on the regulation, please visit