Admission - Graduate and Postbaccalaureate
All graduate applicants and post-baccalaureate (e.g., Ed.D., joint Ph.D applicants master's degree applicants, those seeking educational credentials or certificates, and where permitted, holders of baccalaureate degrees interested in taking courses for personal or professional growth through regular or special session but not through Open University, students who have stopped out for more than one semester, students who have been disqualified) must file a complete graduate application as described in the graduate admission materials at www.calstate.edu/apply.
Applicants who completed undergraduate degree requirements and graduated the preceding term are also required to complete and submit an application and the $55 nonrefundable application fee. Because applicants for graduate programs are limited to the choice of a single campus on each application, the university will not re-route applications to alternate campuses or make later changes in programs, with few exceptions. To be assured of initial consideration by more than one campus, it is necessary to submit separate applications (including fees) to each. Applications submitted by way of www.calstate.edu/apply are expected unless submission of an electronic application is impossible. An electronic version of the CSU graduate application is available at www.calstate.edu/apply.
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 to the department housing the program in which he or she is interested. After formal admission, the applicant must enroll in classes in the term of admission to preserve the matriculation status.
Former students who have previously attended SJSU as undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students and have had a break of two or more semesters in their enrollment (not counting summer session) must file for readmission to regain the matriculation status. A graduate of SJSU, whether returning after an 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, reentering students are subject, at departmental discretion, to current department policies and requirements.