Steps to Succeed as a Graduate Student 

Use our Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations page for helpful information about steps you can take to complete your Master's Degree. 

Helpful Tips

  • Meet with your graduate advisor to plan the courses you will take in your course of study.
  • Keep updated with your messages on your MySJSU account.
  • Consider participating in Community / Service Learning through San Jose State to develop social responsibility and give back to our community.
  • Take a trip to the Career Center to learn about resume and cover letter writing, networking, portfolios, and interviewing to be prepared for the job search.
  • Attend a Career Fair on campus to learn more about the local companies recruiting SJSU grads and to find current jobs being offered by those companies.
  • Use the catalog and Department Roadmaps to check where you are and which requirements remain at least once a semester.

GAPE  Forms 

Forms available on the GAPE forms website include

  • Changing your Graduate Department
  • Transfer Credit
  • Candidacy
  • Graduation
  • Seven Year Limit


Make your way around the campus to get acclimated to the campus culture and to find and utilize the resources available to you as a student.