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San Jose State University

College of Social Sciences

San Jose, CA

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San Jose State University

Overview

San Jose State University / College of Social Sciences is located in San Jose, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Geography
Master of Arts (MA) Applied anthropology
Master of Arts (MA) Economics Applied economics
Master of Arts (MA) Economics Economics
Master of Arts (MA) History History
Master of Arts (MA) History History education
Master of Arts (MA) Communication studies
Master of Science (MS) Psychology Clinical psychology
Master of Science (MS) Psychology Industrial/organizational psychology
Master of Science (MS) Environmental studies
Master of Arts (MA) Mexican American studies
Master of Arts (MA) Sociology
Master of Arts (MA) Psychology Research and experimental psychology
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
Master of Science (MS) Social sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 139

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Project, field work, professional work experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

532
Applied
232
Accepted
156
Enrolled
44%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 28
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

402
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 27.86%
Black or African American 3.73%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 11.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.75%
Two or more races 12.44%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

77
Total faculty
Full-time - 59
Part-time - 18
Male (43)
Female (34)

Location & Contact

Address One Washington Square
San Jose, CA  95192-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Walt Jacobs
Dean
Email: walter.jacobs@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-5300
Fax: 408-924-5303

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