Graduate Program

University Admissions

Applicants must submit a complete graduate application by applying through the CSU Cal State Apply system. Applicants must meet all university admission requirements. See the Graduate Admissions webpage for general information about graduate admissions at SJSU.

Applicants from countries in which the native language is not English must achieve a minimum English-language proficiency test score as indicated on the Graduate Program Test Requirements webpage at GAPE. For TOEFL Requirements, see the University Required English Language Proficiency (ELP) Exams section.

For Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) related questions, the Contact Persons are Ms. Katrice Gipson ( and Ms. Tonya Person (

Requirements for Admission to Classified Standing

The Department of Aviation and Technology admits students to the MS in Engineering Technology program in Classified or Conditional Standing. Contact our Graduate Program Advisor or see the SJSU Admissions for specific application deadlines for both domestic and international. For admission to classified standing the department requires all of the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution in a technical or scientific discipline. Individuals from non-technical disciplines who demonstrate exceptional promise may be conditionally admitted to the graduate program.
  • Transcripts from an accredited academic institution which verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 upper-division university units.
  • Evidence of written and oral communication skills essential to meet the demands of graduate-level study and research. A well-written personal statement is often used for partial verification of these competencies; this statement should discuss the applicant’s career plans and make note of how the master’s degree will enhance career objectives.
  • Foreign students must present a TOEFL score (80 internet, 550 paper).

Requirement for Admission to Conditionally Classified Standing

Applicants from non-technical disciplines may be conditionally admitted to the graduate program pending completion of additional undergraduate course work as prescribed by the Graduate Program Advisor. Students who are conditionally classified may seek admission to classified standing only after completion of nine units of graduate-level course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The individual admission letter will explain required terms and conditions for attaining Classified standing.