Application Requirements

Requirement for Admissions to Classified Standing

Applicants for Classified standing must have completed a B. S. or B.A. degree in Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Occupational therapy, Industrial Design, Human Performance or other related fields at an accredited institution. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) or better for the last 60 units of academic work is preferred for admission to the program. Admission in Conditionally Classified standing will be granted if an applicant must complete upper division courses in statistics, and/or cognition, and/or perception. Any conditions stated upon admission in this status must be fulfilled before the student can be admitted to candidacy for the degree. If the conditions are not fulfilled in a timely manner, the program reserves the right to dismiss the student from the program by a process known as "administrative academic disqualification".
(See section 41300.1, title 5, California Code of regulations)

Please note: GRE is not required.

Requirements for Admission to Candidacy

Students seeking the Master of Science degree in Human Factors & Ergonomics in the College of Graduate Studies must meet the general all- University requirements for candidacy as outlined in the Academic requirements section of the San Jose State University catalog. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate aptitude for advanced professional work in Human Factors/Ergonomics, as measured by instructors' appraisals, analysis of previous academic work and other appropriate means. Admission to candidacy and approval of programs will be handled by faculty committee and the student's program advisor.