Graduate Education at SJSU

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Your Future Begins at San José State University

Graduate students are at the heart of the educational, research, creativity, and scholarly excellence that characterizes San José State University. Join the largest body of graduate students in the California State University system and launch your career through one of the 120+ graduate programs available.

Spartan Stories: Why We Love SJSU

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Jinann Alzaghari (23′ M.S., Chemical Engineering)

SJSU Value: Diversity & Equity-Minded

"The environment and resources at SJSU in general have allowed me to growholistically. For instance, my involvement in student organizations such as the Muslim Student Association and American Institute of Chemical Engineers has allowed me to dedicate time to my social life and form a community of peers with similar interests and aspirations."

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Dan Fenstermacher (16′ MFA, Photography)

SJSU Value: Visionary & Disruptive

Dan visited Puerto Rico to photograph how the community was affected after Hurricane Maria. “Being a photographer is a huge responsibility because this is history you’re documenting. You have a lot of power to influence and help others. I like my photographs to be seen, and the stories to be shown and heard,” he says. “This time the storm happened to hit Puerto Rico, but any of these people could be your brother, your cousin, your sister. That’s the power of a photograph—it makes it real.”

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Carina Fonseca (22′ M.S., Criminology)

SJSU Value: Urban-Minded & Community-Centered

"The program has given great insight surrounding the school-to-prison pipeline. With this, I have been able to look for small, but mighty ways to make an impact among the youth in my hometown and the larger city of Fresno. For example, my partner and I have the pleasure of hosting Back to School drives which includes barbering services. A fresh haircut may not be much, but we believe it can make all the difference when embarking on a new educational journey.”

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The Bay Area: Your New Backyard

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Discover Northern California

As a graduate student at SJSU, you'll get to experience our vibrant community and transformational opportunities that no other university can offer. We are Silicon Valley’s #1 Public University for a reason. Our campus offers access to premier locations across the Bay Area. From bike riding in the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and taking in the expansive beaches and redwood forests of Santa Cruz to visiting the crystal-clear waters (or snow!) of Lake Tahoe— this is what you’ll get access to if you choose SJSU!

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