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.

Please begin by accessing your Cal State Apply account and selecting “Start Your Application”.

Enter “San Jose State” under the Campus selection, “Fall” under the Start Term selection, and “Source” under the Source selection. Data Analytics (Special Session) is the designation for MSDA on Cal State Apply.

Application and document deadlines:

 Fall 2020 Admission Application Deadline Document Deadline
 International Applicant April 1, 2020 April 20, 2020
 Domestic Applicant May 1, 2020 May 20, 2020

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. All required documents must be submitted to Graduate Admissions to complete your application.

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