How to Apply: Graduate Admissions

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Admission Requirements

  • Graduate applicants must meet both the minimum SJSU Eligibility requirements AND the graduate degree program requirements set forth by our individual programs to be considered for admission
  • Applicants must meet the degree program requirements set forth by the individual programs.
  • International students must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement unless exempt.
  • Graduate applications will be reviewed for eligibility by the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation (GAPE) office before being referred out to the individual program departments for admission review. Admission decisions will be at the discretion of each and every department.

How to Apply

  • To apply, create an account and submit an online application on Cal State Apply, and pay the $70 fee.
  • Secondly, you will need to apply directly to the graduate program of your choice

   *For further information visit the Graduate Admissions page

  • Graduate deadlines vary. Please check your program’s application and document deadlines before applying.
  • Activate your MySJSU account and check the to-do list 
  • Submit the required documents

The majority of applicants will need to submit the following documents by the document deadline to complete their application before it can be reviewed for admission. Some will have more or fewer documents to submit, depending on the actual program they apply for and their residency status. Please visit the program website to confirm program-specific requirements and documents

  • An international evaluation of all undergraduate and graduate coursework taken outside of the U.S. and Canada
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Graduate exam scores (GMAT/GRE), if required by the program
  • Program-specific documents (SOP/LOR), if any
  • Financial documents 
  • Copy of passport

How to Submit Required Documents

  • Academic records
    • For coursework taken outside of the U.S. and Canada, an international evaluation of at least 7 semester transcripts must be submitted. SJSU accepts evaluations from WES, ACEI or ECE. An evaluation report will be sent directly to SJSU by the evaluation agency upon its completion.
    • For coursework completed in the U.S. or Canada, official transcripts can be emailed to or sent to the following address
      Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation - San Jose State University
      One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
  • Test scores: Official test scores (English, GMAT/GRE) must be electronically sent to SJSU by the testing administrator.
  • Program-specific supplemental documents: follow program instructions
  • Financial documents and passport: As part of the application process for international applicants (i.e. those seeking F-1 status), you must submit a declaration of finance form along with the supporting financial documents. Upload your documents through Document Upload Form

Steps to Admission

  • It is important to submit your application early to ensure time to be admitted, receive your I-20, and apply for your visa

Been Admitted

If you have been admitted, congratulations! We are excited for you to begin your journey as a future Spartan. Please read all messages from admissions and content from your admissions packet thoroughly. Graduate Been Admitted


Application deadlines vary depending on your program. To view a list of programs and their deadlines, Graduate Deadlines

Program Requirements

Each graduate program has unique admission requirements. For a list of degree programs and their requirements please visit the Degree Program Requirements page

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Spotlight Programs 

Our spotlight programs offer a great return on investment in an innovative field. Check out the list of programs while deciding your path at SJSU and our International Graduate Brochure.

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