Graduate Advising

1. Choosing an Advisor

Choosing a tenure-track faculty advisor that fits your interests so you can seek their support and commitment and make an appointment with them. 

Prospective students should contact a potential faculty advisor(s) before submitting application materials.


Advisor by Research


Advisor by Name


2. Admissions Requirements

All applications must meet the university requirements listed below, as well as meet the minimum CSU eligibility requirements.

  • Possess the equivalent of an SJSU BS in Meteorology or, with the approval of the department graduate committee, a degree in physical science or mathematics.
  • Have earned minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a scale of 0-4) in their BS degrees.

To view the full overview process of becoming a graduate student here at SJSU, please visit the Graduate Admissions page.

3. Applying Process

1. View document and application deadlines.

2. Applicants can fill out a graduate application by applying through CSU's CalState Apply.

3. Submit transcripts through the mail to:

San José State University- Graduate Admissions
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0017


Submit transcripts electronically to

To view the detailed step-by-step admissions process, please visit the Admissions page. 

4. Graduate Student Handbook

The graduate student handbook is a resource for current and new graduate students at SJSU. Its six modules, "Academics," "Wellness," "Campus Life," "Your Support Team," "Funding and Tuition Information," and "Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA)," are meant to serve as an easy-to-use guide for navigating SJSU. 


Explore the Graduate Handbook