Graduate FAQ

It’s perfectly normal for students to have questions on their journey towards graduation. To help with your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of answers to some of the most common questions our department receives.

If you’re a new Graduate Student, check here for information about your first semester at SJSU.


Upon Admission


Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)


Curriculum and Specializations


Courses and Enrollment


Master’s Project and Thesis


Comprehensive Exam


Internships and Curricular Practical Training

The ISSS Office manages all information about CPT. Visit the ISSS website for answers to your questions.

Note that international students must enroll in a one-unit EE 298i course each semester and summer while working as Interns. EE 298i units do not count toward the units required for the degree.


Applying for Assistant Positions