San José State University

San Jose State University is located in the Southern end of San Francisco bay, an area famously known as Silicon Valley. It offers its over 30,000 students bachelor's, master's, and doctoral study programs, that makes it the largest centre of higher learning in Silicon Valley. It offers programs in 145 areas through its eight colleges that include Arts, Business, and Engineering.

  • Average Tuition USD 36,671
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • Students 32,713
  • Total Annual Cost USD 34,000
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

San Jose State University was founded in 1857 as Minns Evening Normal School. The first 54 alumni of the university graduated in the year 1862, and they were all women. SJSU is also the only university in North America that has a center devoted to Beethoven Studies. The center, which was established in 1983, houses the skull fragments, and lock of hair belonging to the composer.

San Jose State university also houses the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. It was opened in 2003 and was considered as the States first library that was mutually funded and operated both by a city and university. SJSU has a south campus especially dedicated for its athletics field, and Spartan stadium.The university also has an Airport campus for administering Commercial and Aviation management courses.

  • 01One of the most popular and well ranked STEM Universities
  • 02Located in the heart of Silicon Valley- companies such as Apple, Google, Deloitte, HP, Intel, PWC all recruit from here
  • 03One of the most affordable universities in California however also the most competitive.

Master Programs

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    -Child and Adolescent Development

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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    Applied Anthropology

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Art History

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biological Sciences

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The program will enable students to apply engineering principles to medicine and biology healthcare purposes.

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    Business Administration

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemical Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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    Chemistry

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Communication Studies

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Computer Science

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Economics

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    Engineering Management

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

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    English and Comparative Literature

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Literature. The program offers courses that focus on analyzing passages, and relating texts to cultural, social, historical and political contexts.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    French

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    History

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Industrial and Systems Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a variety of engineering problems.

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    Justice Studies

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law; mooting; and drafting legal documents.

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    Library and Information Science

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Library and Information Science. The program offers courses that focus on knowledge organization, information services, data science, information architecture, and user experience.

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    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mass Communication and Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on the use of media and its effects; media history; photojournalism; publication design; public relations; television news; multimedia storytelling; and journalistic reporting and writing.

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    Mathematics

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Music

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

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    Occupational Therapy

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

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    Philosophy

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Psychology - Clinical; Psychology - Research & Experimental; Psychology - Industrial / Organizational

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Health

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Social Work

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sociology

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Software Engineering

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems.

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    Spanish

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192, United States

    Statistics

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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    Taxation

    USD 16,306 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Taxation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of tax law and regulations; tax record systems; individual and corporate income taxation; tax planning; partnerships and fiduciary relationships; estates and trusts; property depreciation; capital gains and losses; dispositions; and transfers, liquidity, and valuation.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 1000
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 550
  • Minimum ACT 18
  • Average SAT Score 1040

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    Established in 1857

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    San Jose State University has collaborated with NASA Ames Research Center for its research.

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            2015-2017, Master’s Degree

            Lot of help for students interested in getting a Job

            The university provides excellent resources and help to students who are interested in an internship or getting a job. They provide the materials and information needed to success in the job hunting, using modern and easy to use tools.

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            2009-2011, Master of Science

            Silicon Valley's Most Valuable Asset!

            SJSU is centered right in downtown San Jose and has plenty, if not more connected alumni, faculty and professional connections to silicon valley's tech HQs and startups than any of the other extremely expensive universities, but at a much greater value. Being the oldest public institution of higher ed on the west coast, and the flagship Cal State campus, it has an amazing historical presence that creates a great environment to learn!