Application Process

Application Preview (PDF)

Download the application guidelines (PDF) for your review. You will first complete the paperwork for delivery to Graduate Studies in hard copy.  Thereafter, and on or before February 14, 2020, you will upload all of your materials to the online CDIP application (  NOTE:  Although the Chancellor’s Office list February 1, 2020 as a due date, San José State University has been granted additional time for our applications to apply.

Applications must be complete with all attachments and delivered in hard copy to the College of Graduate Studies, ADM 146 (or ADM 159 if the Graduate Office is closed) by the campus application deadline of January 27, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Graduate Studies will review your submission and assist you in finalizing your application for online submission.  After a review of your application packet, the College of Graduate Studies will provide you with instructions to upload your documents to the Chancellor’s Office.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee, which will make recommendations to the President for his nominations.  Those nominations will be forwarded to the Chancellor's Office for system-wide review.  For assistance, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jeffrey Honda, Interim Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, at

Applicant selection announcements will be made in early May.