Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions can be answered by visiting GAPE at

Is the MS-ISE program STEM certified?
Yes, the MS-ISE program is a STEM program.

How can I apply to the MS-ISE program?
Visit GAPE: Prospective Students for details on the application process. 

I am an international student. How do I apply?
Visit GAPE: International Students for details on the application process.
What additional documents are needed to apply?
The MS-ISE Program does not require any application document beyond the documents required by GAPE.

Is the GRE required?

What is the minimum requirement for IELTS?

What is the minimum TOEFL requirement?

Are recommendation letters required?
No. However, they may be helpful for applicants whose grade-point average (GPA) is lower than 3.0 (on a scale of 4).

Where should I send documents?
Please send all application documents to GAPE (not to the ISE Department).

I have additional questions! Whom should I contact?
Please visit the GAPE FAQs and read the content thoroughly before emailing questions. Deadlines, documents, fees, and other details can be found on the main page.

I still have questions!
Send an email to industrialsystems-dept[at]sjsu[dot]edu