Admission Requirements

University Requirements

For applying to any graduate programs at San Jose State University please follow the information given on by the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE)department on the prospective students page.

A list of test requirements for all of the graduate programs on campus can be found here.

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Department Requirements

Guidelines for the MBA/MSE Dual Degree program can be found here, and requirements can be found here.

Academic Degree

An applicant must have a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree in the related field of engineering or other related fields.


An applicant without a US baccalaureate degree must pass the TOEFL exam with a score of at least 550 paper based, 213 computer based, or 80 for the Internet-based test. For the latest information regarding English-Language Proficiency Exam Requirements, please refer to GAPE - International Applicants page.

GRE or GMAT (For Dual Degree Programs Only)

Programs are now accepting a combined GMAT score of 550 or higher and also a score at the 50th percentile or higher in both the quantitative and verbal sections or a GRE scores of 151 in verbal reasoning and 152 in quantitative reasoning.


B (3.0) or better. Conditional admissions might be granted for applicants with exceptional background and GPA less than 3.0 but greater than 2.5.

Reference Letters (For Dual Degree Programs Only)

Academic and professional references are required.

Admission Priority

The program admits the most qualified applicants to fill its available space. In other words, an applicant that meets all admission requirements might be denied due to insufficient space.

Additional Files for Dual Degree Applicants

Dual Degree applicants additionally need to send the following files to the Engineering Graduate Extended Studies inbox directly

  1. Unofficial GMAT or GRE Scores (Official copies need to be sent to the SJSU College of Business)
  2. Personal Statement / Statement of Purpose:
    Please state your purpose for applying to the MBA/MSE Dual Degree program. Include your plans for future occupation or profession, and any additional information that may aid the Admissions Committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for study in your graduate business program. It should be 1.5 pages and limited to approximately 500 words.
  3. 2 Letters of reference
  4. Current resume