SJSU Requirements

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements.

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • A 2.5 institutional or college cumulative GPA (from the 0.0 - 4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study. Please note that individual program requirements may have a higher GPA requirement. 
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended.
  • English Language Proficiency Exam, if necessary.  

*3-year degree holders see options for eligibility.  

Now that you’ve reviewed the graduate SJSU requirements, review our Graduate Degree Program Requirements page and the deadline to submit your Cal State Apply application.

Also, see step-by-step required documents for admission at Want to Apply.