Admission Requirements

Step 1: Check the Admission Requirements

Check the admission requirements to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Useful Links for International Students from Graduate Admission and Program Evaluations

Step 2: Apply to San José State University

Apply for the MSDA program on Cal State Apply.

Please begin by accessing your Cal State Apply account and selecting "Start Your Application".

Enter "San José State" under the Campus selection, "Fall" under the Start Term selection, and "Source" under the Source selection. Data Analytics is the designation for MSDA on Cal State Apply.

When completing the final part of the application marked Program Materials, click on the blue Questions tab to choose between Regular Session Admission and Special Session Admission. (Please visit the FAQ section of this site before choose which session you wish to apply for.)

Application and document deadlines for Spring 2025 admission:

Session Applicant Application Deadline Document Deadline
Regular Domestic October 1, 2024 October 20, 2024
Regular International October 1, 2024 October 20, 2024
Special Domestic November 1, 2024 November 20, 2024
Special International October 1, 2024 October 20, 2024

Understanding of the admissions process at SJSU:

Please note that applying for admission to a special session program at San José State University is not a guarantee that the program will occur. Please be aware that in the event the program does not launch due to low enrollment, any and all associated application fees cannot be refunded.

Step 3: Check your Admission Status

After applying to SJSU, login to MySJSU to check the status of your application and check your "to-do" list for any missing documents. All required documents must be submitted to Graduate Admissions to complete your application.

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For a list of frequently asked questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section. For other questions, send an email to

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