New Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Program

Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars programs are combined bachelor’s and master’s programs at SJSU. Sometimes they may also satisfy the requirements for a credential. Students in these programs pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. These program allow students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

Step 1 Review the Requirements

  1. Ensure the bachelor's and master's degree audit/progress are accurate in PeopleSoft. Please contact the e-Advising Team to confirm. The degree audit/progress tool will need to be fully functional because they will eventually be used to determine when the student reaches the 120 degree applicable units, at which point per policy is a required transition point to graduate standing.

    Until the degree audit/progress is determined to be fully functional to determine the 120 degree applicable units, the SAGE Advisor (or other department approved advisor) will be responsible for monitoring the 120 degree applicable units using a Major Form. 

  2. Review the CSU Coded Memorandum AA-2012-01, University Policy F19-1 [pdf], and the SAGE Scholars Application [pdf].

  3. Consult with the Curriculum Office: Associate Dean Jeffrey Honda and Curriculum and Academic Program Analyst Sarah Schraeder.

Step 2 Submit a Proposal

Submit a New Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Program Proposal in Curriculog (instructions linked), including a detailed roadmap (Blank SAGE Roadmap Template [docx]).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)