Fall 2021 Options for Admitted International Students

We look forward to welcoming you to the Spartan community in Fall 2021! 

Hopefully, we will see you on campus this fall. However, we understand there are many factors impacting your ability to travel to the United States. If you are unable to physically come to study in the U.S., you might consider starting your first semester at SJSU from your home country.

The College of Graduate Studies has been working closely with graduate programs to confirm where online courses are available for international students who are unable to obtain a visa due to consulate closures or pandemic travel issues and may wish to enroll from their home countries.

Below you will find a list of programs which have indicated they will offer one or more online courses for Fall 2021 incoming students. If your program is not listed here, please contact your department’s graduate advisor to find out if they will offer online courses, and if so, to learn about what online courses will look like in your program.

Departments offering at least one online course for Fall 2021 include: 

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Meteorology
  • Marine Science
  • MBA
  • Data Analytics
  • Urban Planning
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • MFA - Creative Writing
  • TESOL
  • Public Administration
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Communication Studies
  • History

For more detailed information on the benefits of enrolling at SJSU from your home country, please see our Way to San Jose webpage. Admitted international students who are not able to join us in person or online for Fall 2021 may consider our Fall 2021 deferral option. General resources for admitted international students can be found at the College of Graduate Studies international resource page.

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) COVID-19 FAQ page will be updated as we gather and finalize details about CPT eligibility, visa appointments, and more as it relates to Fall 2021. We encourage you to bookmark this page for future reference.