Applying for Award of the Master's Degree

Enrollment in a Master's program at SJSU does not mean that you will automatically be awarded a degree. You will need to initiate the process by completing the Application for Award of Master's Degree Form and submitting it to Graduate Studies and Research. (The form is available at the Graduate Studies website). The deadline for submission of this document usually comes near the beginning of the semester. (See the Graduate Studies website for deadlines).

The History Graduate Advisor does not sign this form, so it is up to you to complete it and submit it in a timely manner. You must have candidacy approval from the Graduate Studies Office before this application will be accepted. There is no fee with this application if you are a current student. However, if you do not complete requirements for the degree in the semester for which you apply, it will be necessary for you to complete a Reactivation Form and pay a $10 fee.