Admissions

This page describes the admission standards and process for applying to the MS and certificate programs.

Admission standards

Master of Science

Candidates for the Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) program must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field from an accredited institution. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is strongly prefered, though students with a GPA above 2.5 will be considered.
  • GMAT or GRE scores that are preferably at or above the 50th percentile in both the verbal and quantitative sections of the exam. (The GMAT program code for reports specific to the MSTM program is: TGQ-ML-83.)
  • For international aplicants: All graduate applicants whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must demonstrate competence in English. Those who do not possess a bachelors or masters degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). NOTE: The MSTM program does not admit applicants who are not already living in the U.S.

Graduate certificates

Admission to the graduate certificate programs requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution (any major) with a GPA of at least 2.5. Those who do not possess a bachelors or masters degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (minimum score of 550). NOTE: The certificate programs do not admit applicants who are not already living in the U.S.

The application process

MSTM applicants

Prospective students for the Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) program must apply for admission to San Jose State University (SJSU). through Cal State Apply.

Helpful websites:

  • Admissions deadlines (For Fall 2018, the deadline to submit an application is May 1; applicants have until May 20 to submit all supporting documents)
  • Detailed instructions on How To Apply
  • A flow chart showing the applicantion steps

Applicants are required to submit a number of items for the application process. Many items can be submitted by uploading files through the Cal State Apply system. All other materials, such as transcripts, must be mailed to this address:

Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations (GAPE) Office
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0017

The following items are required to apply:

  • CSU Application Fee: Applicants must pay this $55 fee in order to submit a Cal State Apply university application. Payments will be accepted by credit card or Paypal only.

  • Transcripts: Submit one set of official transcripts from all higher educational institutions attended (even those where you did not get a degree).  Copies of transcripts or opened transcripts will not be accepted.

  • A statement of purpose: A statement of one to two pages explaining how a Master of Science in Transportation Management will help you to achieve your career objectives. This statement should indicate which semester you are applying for (e.g. Spring 2018) and your current contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. If you have previously applied to the program and are re-applying, please indicate for which semester you previously applied.

  • A resume: Submit a resume detailing your professional and academic experiences

  • A letter of recommendation: The letter should be written by a supervisor who managed you in paid or volunteer work or by a university instructor who taught you. Ask your letter writer to include an evaluation of your writing and analysis skills. You can request the letter through the Program Materials (4th quadrant) of your Cal State Apply application; make sure to follow the detailed instructions. Although using Cal State Apply is highly preferred, you can opt out of using Cal State Apply to provide the letter of recommendation and instead ask the letter writer to mail the letter to the GAPE office at the address above or email the letter to sa-adm-wrkflow@sjsu.edu

  • GRE or GMAT scores: Original scores from the testing office must be mailed to GAPE in a sealed, unopened envelope or sent directly by ETS to SJSU. (The code for SJSU is 4687.).

  • For applicants without a prior degree from an English-language institution: Submit scores from the TOEFL or IELTS test.

If you need additional information, contact the Program Director, Dr. Asha W. Agrawal, at asha.weinstein.agrawal@sjsu.edu or 408-924-5691 (email preferred to a phone message).

Certificate applicants

To apply for one of the certificates, contact the Program Director, Dr. Asha W. Agrawal, at asha.weinstein.agrawal@sjsu.edu or 408-924-5691 (email preferred to a phone message).