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Graduate Admission Checklist

Step 1 Apply to SJSU

Apply online at Cal State Apply. (

  Application fee is $55

TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 7.0 (minimum requirement)-for international students

GRE scores

Visit graduate admission website at GAPE.
Admission deadlines on GAPE.

Sealed official transcripts from domestic institutions sent to:

Graduate Admissions
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0100

 Official transcripts from international institutions must be sent to WES. WES will send to SJSU:

Declaration of Finance form

Copy of passport biographic page

University requirements for admission:

TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 7.0 (minimum requirement)


Equivalent to a US four year bachelor’s degree and diploma requirement

Minimum GPA 2.5 on last two years of university coursework (3.0 recommended)

Financial statement of $28,749 or higher


Please visit the graduate admission site for a detailed description of the application process.

21 month program: 
    4 semesters and one summer
    $7815 per semester and $1500 for summer

Step 2 MBT submission

Two sealed letters of recommendation:

Sabine Rech, MBT Program Director
Department of Biological Sciences
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0100

To expedite the acceptance process please also send via email the following documents to or

 Your resume

 Downloaded copy of your online application

 An unofficial copy of your transcripts

 A statement of purpose

 An unofficial copy of your GRE scores

 An electronic copy of your resume

An interview will be scheduled during Spring.




Additional MBT admission requirements:

TOEFL iBT 100 or IELTS 7.0 (minimum requirement)

✓General GRE- 4.0 writing element


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Students must be on an F1 visa for two semesters at SJSU prior to doing interships. Please start the paperwork immediately after acceptance to convert your visa if needed.