Admission - Graduate Programs (Doctoral, Master's, Credential, and Advanced Certificates)
All graduate applicants (new and returning, including disqualified students who have an approved Program of Study agreement with their graduate department) must submit a complete graduate application by applying through the CSU Cal State Apply system at calstate.edu/apply. A $55 nonrefundable fee is required to submit the university application. Applicants for graduate programs are limited to the choice of a single program on each application.
Those wishing to take SJSU classes in any capacity other than through our extension programs (e.g., Open University) must apply for admission to the university and, for most programs, to the department offering the degree in which he or she is interested. After formal admission, the applicant must enroll in classes in the first term of admission to retain active matriculation status.
Former students who have previously attended SJSU and have had a break of two or more consecutive semesters in their enrollment (not counting summer/winter session) must apply for readmission to regain their matriculation status. A former student of SJSU, whether returning after an official leave of absence or continuing immediately after receiving a baccalaureate or master's degree, must also apply for admission. Reapplication by a previously matriculated student also results in loss of catalog rights. Therefore, returning students are subject, at departmental discretion, to current department policies and requirements.