Graduate Admission Deadlines

SJSU accepts graduate applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.  Applicants must submit their application by the application deadline.  In addition, they must submit all required documents to the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) office by the document deadline.   

Please note: Your application will be reviewed by SJSU’s GAPE office as well as the academic program to which you are applying for admission. Your application must meet SJSU requirements before your application is sent to the department for review.  Be sure to check the website of the academic program for program-specific admission requirements in addition to SJSU minimum requirements.  

We accept Domestic and International applications.  For admission purposes to SJSU, please apply to the following category based on your current citizenship or visa status: 


Domestic Application

  • US Citizen 
  • Permanent Resident/Greencard holder
  • Refugee/Asylees
  • DACA
  • AB540
  • Visa Status (H4, H1B, L1, L2, F2, J2, TN, TD)

International Application 

  • F1 Visa (applying from home country)
  • F1 Visa (already in U.S. on F1 visa) 
  • J1 Visa seeking
  • B Visa holders


*Please note: If you are currently on an H4 or F2 visa and want to convert to an F1 student visa, please apply as a Domestic applicant.  If admitted, you will need to work with the International Student & Scholars Services (ISSS) Office to apply for a change of status.

Domestic Application Deadlines

View application deadlines for domestic applicants. 

Please visit our Domestic Steps to Admission page for detailed application instructions.

Domestic Application Deadlines - Fall

Domestic Application Deadlines - Spring

Domestic Application Deadlines - Summer


International Application Deadlines

View application deadlines for international applicants. 

Please visit our International Steps to Admission page for detailed application instructions.

International Application Deadlines (F-1 Visa) - Fall

International Application Deadlines (F-1 Visa) - Spring

International Application Deadlines (F-1 Visa) - Summer

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations 
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