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The College of Graduate Studies

San José State University offers over 120 graduate programs and countless opportunities to advance research, scholarship and creative activity in your field of study.

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Graduate Programs

SJSU offers over 120 graduate programs and counting. View all of the programs we offer.

Outreach & Recruiting

Our outreach and recruiting team is here to help you through your application process.

Steps to Admission

Learn about the steps you will take as you go through the application process at SJSU.

Graduate Coordinators and Evaluators

Find out how your graduate advisor and evaluator can support your progress throughout graduate school.

Funding Opportunities

View options for funding your education.

Theses and Dissertations

View thesis and dissertation guidelines, including deadlines, formatting requirements, and more.

Steps to Graduation

Learn how to complete your graduate degree.

Graduation Deadlines

Check the university deadlines and requirements to ensure you graduate on time.


From withdrawal to graduation, view all the graduate student forms.


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A Meteorology and Climate Science student doing field research.

Learn about our Research Programs

Research endeavors play a critical role in preparing graduate students for their chosen careers, which is why SJSU makes research a top-priority. The Office of Research is part of the Division of Research and Innovation, also known as RSCA, offers faculty and graduate students a wide variety of services related to their research, scholarship and creative activity.

Community & Partnerships

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View our Partnerships

San José State University partners with leading companies, and external and internal community members to further support our students.

Why Choose SJSU for Graduate School?

Featured Spotlights & News

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Greg Tomlison, MA History Spotlight

Greg Tomlinson is an MA History graduate at SJSU and a current Adjunct Lecturer in the history department. We spoke with him about his time at San José State University and his Ph.D research journey. 

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Cynthia Gonzalez - International Award Recipient

Cynthia Yadira Gonzalez, ’24 MFA Spatial Art, received the 2022 International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for her piece, “The Beginning of My Oral Fixation Was a Game I Liked to Play.”

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Spartan Artists Commissioned to Beautify South University Neighborhood

As part of Artbox SJ and H&A in Action Initiative, three students were selected to transform utility boxes in South San Jose with their incredible artwork. Among those chosen were two graduate students, Jackelin Solorio, ’22 MFA Spatial Arts and Mark Fisher, ’24 MFA Pictorial Arts.

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