Application Steps

Step 1: Check the Admission Requirements

Check the admission requirements to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Useful Links for International Students from Graduate Admission and Program Evaluations


Step 2: Apply to San Jose State University

Apply for the MSDA program on Cal State Apply under Interdisciplinary Studies. You must follow the application instructions.

Fall 2019: The next admission cycle is for Fall 2019 enrollment with the following deadlines:

Cal State Apply Application Deadline: To be determined
Document Deadline for Required Materials to GAPE: To be determined

Understanding of the admissions process at SJSU:

Please note that applying for admission to a special session program at San Jose State University is not a guarantee that the program will occur. Please be aware that in the event the program does not launch due to low enrollment, any and all associated application fees cannot be refunded.

Step 3: Check your Admission Status

After applying to SJSU, login to MySJSU to check the status of your application and check your "to-do" list for any missing documents. Submit all documents to SJSU GAPE at, include your SJSU ID and name in the body of the email.

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