Graduate Advising

Graduate Advising

Graduate advising sessions are for prospective, newly admitted, and current students. Sessions are held as group advising sessions. You do not need an appointment to attend but please join at the beginning of the advising period. Personal appointments are not given. Individual advising will be held after the group advising, as time permits and if you came at the beginning of the advising session.

Graduate Advisors

New Student Welcome


MSSE New Student Welcome

MSSE Advising Session: Online advising sessions for the Summer 2022 term will be held from 4-5 pm on Thursdays starting on Thursday, June 2, 2022 and continuing through Thursday, August 4, 2022.

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MSCMPE New Student Welcome

MSCMPE Advising Session: N/A


MSAI New Student Welcome

MSAI Advising Session: N/A

Important Department Policies

According to departmental policy, students are not permitted to enroll in more than four courses per semester, including CMPE294, CMPE298I, and MS project or thesis courses. The four course limit is a departmental policy that will be enforced, resulting in students being dropped from excess courses. Also note that students on an F-1 visa must take no fewer than three courses (9 units) per semester or file for a Reduced Course Load with International Scholar and Student Services (ISSS).

Advising Topics

Advance Registration

The following news may help you with Advance Registration. Please check this page from time-to-time and review it before sending email to the department or academic advisor.

Admission Prerequisite Classes

If you were admitted conditionally classified, you may have been assigned prerequisite classes to complete as part of your admission. These classes must be completed before you start your fourth graduate class.

Change of Major

Students with good academic credentials and adequate degree background may request a change of major if they meet the admission requirements for the program. 

Credit Transfer

Credit completed at another university or through SJSU Open University may be applied towards your MS Degree. 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Students on an F-1 visa may work at an internship after completing two full-time semesters. Learn more about department criteria that must be met for the CPT to be approved. 

GPA Calculations

This web page provides information about class grading and Grade Point Average (GPA) as it relates to graduate programs in the Computer Engineering department.