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2024-2025 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Graduate Studies

To Qualify for a Graduate Degree

Students must fulfill the specific program requirements as outlined in the graduate program catalog pages. All candidates for graduation must satisfy the master’s requirements  or doctoral requirements  as described in the linked catalog sections.

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College of Graduate Studies

Office: Administration Building 174
Telephone: 408-924-2427
Email: graduate-studies@sjsu.edu
Website: www.sjsu.edu/cgs

Marc d’Alarcao, Dean
Jeffrey Honda, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Amy Leisenring, Associate Dean of Inclusive Student Success

The College of Graduate Studies assists graduate programs and their faculty and students to succeed. The College of Graduate Studies supports program development, advising faculty in transforming existing degree and certificate programs or building new ones at the post-baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral level. The College of Graduate Studies is also a resource for students seeking scholarships or who are facing special challenges such as probation or disqualification. The college helps maintain academic integrity through the fair and consistent administration of graduate policies, including those issued by the Chancellor and by the university’s Academic Senate. Its Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) division supports students as they enter and work their way through various degree requirements. The College of Graduate Studies interprets and administers the policies and procedures outlined in the sections that follow.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major for either a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree provides an alternative for individuals whose desired study plans do not fit the degree offerings of any single existing degree program on campus. In most cases, a thesis is required for this degree. Applicants or graduate students in other majors who wish to undertake the Interdisciplinary Studies major should consult the College of Graduate Studies Interdisciplinary Studies website to obtain the Information and Application for Interdisciplinary Studies Majors [pdf]. The guide contains the Proposal for Interdisciplinary Studies Major, which must be completed to obtain initial approval by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies to be able to enter the program.


Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

The Lucas Graduate School of Business  in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business  offers the following degree programs:

Connie L. Lurie College of Education

The Connie L. Lurie College of Education  offers the following degree programs:

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering  offers the following degree programs:

College of Health and Human Sciences

The College of Health and Human Sciences  offers the following degree programs:

College of Humanities and the Arts

The College of Humanities and the Arts  offers the following degree programs:

College of Information, Data & Society

The College of Information, Data & Society  offers the following degree programs:

College of Science

The College of Science  offers the following degree programs:​

College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences  offers the following degree programs:



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