MSDA is a full-fledged graduate degree program approved by San Jose State University and California State University System. It shares the same professor pools with other SJSU graduate degree programs.
Upon receiving sufficient application packages, MSDA Program will make admission recommendations to the University in batches. The University will notify applicants about the final admission decisions.
An admitted student must take at least one course in Fall 2018 in order to keep his/her student status. However, an F-1 student must take all 3 courses to keep the visa status.
These deadlines apply to all applicants.
In order to accommodate both working students and international students, the current plan is to offer 1 online class and 2 in-person classes in Fall 2018. In this plan, both in-person classes will be offered in the evenings on SJSU Main Campus.
The Chancellor of California State University System approved MSDA as a new SJSU graduate degree program in May 2018. MSDA doesn’t have sufficient time to establish a new major code for Cal State Apply. MAIS is a current major and has been selected as the temporary holder for the Fall 2018 admission cycle only. Upon receiving your application, SJSU will transfer your documents to MSDA for evaluation. You’ll receive an MSDA degree when you satisfactorily complete the degree requirements.
You can only apply one major at one time with Cal State Apply. You have to send an email to email@example.com to submit your request to transfer your application documents to MSDA.