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College of Graduate Studies 

San José State University attracts students to Silicon Valley from around the world to earn graduate degrees and certificates in more than 70 programs, from Aerospace Engineering to World Languages and Literatures. Inspired by a faculty of active researchers and creators, SJSU scholars reach high, lifting families and communities as they achieve in numbers rarely matched elsewhere.

The oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast awards more than 3,000 Master’s degrees yearly (and a growing number of Doctorates) in fields that fuel but are never limited by the booming industries stretching from our sunny home at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay up the peninsula to the Golden Gate. 

No doubt there is a graduate program here that is the right launching pad for your dreams. For a complete list, visit graduate degrees.

 Important Links


Learn Anywhere: Online and Campus Resources for Students


Steps to Graduation

Thesis and Dissertation 



This publication outlines academic requirements for each graduate term. 

Thesis and dissertation guidelines, including deadlines, formatting requirements, etc.

Student Funding Opportunities

Graduate Student Events

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List of programs, awards, and competitions designed to support student research or provide scholarships for graduate students. Learn about upcoming events sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies. These events are specifically designed for graduate students.