Current MSE students

Information about graduate study at SJSU can be found on this web site.  The following items are pertaining to MSE students.  



MSE students are required to file several forms throughout the program.  These forms are avaiable from this page and explained as follows.

  • Program of Study Proposal Form

MSE students should discuss their plan of study and get the approval from the Program Director or Advisor before the end of the 1st semester at SJSU.    Before meeting the Progam Director or Advisor, students should try to fill out the “MSE Program of Study Proposal Form” as much as possible.

  • Candidacy Form

Candidacy Form is the official program of study document.  A sample MSE candidacy      form can be found on this page. The conditions and deadlines for filing Candidacy Form  can be found on this page

  • Course Substitution Form

Course Substitution Form is required ONLY if a student has filed a candidacy form but      wants to change some courses on the candidacy form.   

  • Other less often used forms for graduate students can be found on this page


Application for Award of Degree  

Informatoin on Applicatoin for graduation can be found on this page: Application Process and Deadline.


For International Students

Information on CPT, OPT,  Reduced Unit Load Petition and other information pertaining to international students can be found on the International Students Advising web site.


Academic Disqualification and Probation

All graduate students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If at any point during a student’s academic career at SJSU, the overall GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. If this situation does not improve the following consecutive semester, the student will be disqualified from the university.   The complete policy on disqualification and probation can be found on this page


MSE Academic Advising

For academic advising, send an email to the Director of General Engineering, Prof. Ping Hsu ( for an appointment


Current MSE Student FAQ Page  

A list of frquently asked questions regarding MSE program can be found on this page