What We Do

The College of Graduate Studies supports graduate students throughout their journey at SJSU. We engage with students from recruitment to graduation and everywhere in between. 

Who We Are

CGS (Dean’s Office) - graduate-studies@sjsu.edu

The Dean’s Office has two primary responsibilities. The first responsibility is to provide direct support and assistance to all currently enrolled graduate students. Our office can assist students with matters related to forms, policies, scholarships, thesis/dissertations, interdisciplinary studies, and advanced graduate certificates. We also host a number of special events for graduate students such as the SJSU Grad Slam, professional development workshops, student success workshops, writing workshops, and networking opportunities. The second responsibility is to advocate for graduate students by evaluating all graduate programs and representing the needs of graduate students on university decision-making committees. Our office works with the university to make sure that fair policies are developed, enhancements are made to current programs, and new programs are developed.

GEM (Graduate Enrollment Management) - explore-gradstudies@sjsu.edu

The Graduate Enrollment Management (GEM) in the College of Graduate Studies assists in expanding recruiting and outreach activities, and is committed to serving prospective students. We offer a variety of services, including information sessions and drop-ins to learn about applying to a graduate degree program at SJSU. Please visit the Prospective Students page to learn more.

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) - graduate@sjsu.edu

The GAPE office processes the admission for all graduate and teaching credential programs. The admissions process is two-step, whereby applicants apply to the university and the department program. For continuing students, the GAPE our office will review for advancement to candidacy and graduation in alignment with policies and procedures of the university and the academic programs. Please visit the GAPE page to learn more.