San José Gateway PhD program applicants must have a relevant master's degree or equivalent with first or second-class (GPA 3.5 minimum) standing from a recognized institution. Applicants must be able to demonstrate past experience or engagement with research. This is normally achieved via the completion of a Masters Research Degree or a Masters Coursework degree with a research component equivalent to one-third of the course credits. Alternatively, research experience can be demonstrated via industry based project work, publications, and conference presentations.
Prospective doctoral students in the San José State University cohort must be 1) accepted and endorsed by a specific San José State University School of Library and Information Science faculty member who has been accredited as a doctoral supervisor by QUT, and 2) approved by the San José Gateway PhD program coordinator. These two requirements must be met prior to submitting a formal application to QUT. The process of negotiation with a potential San José State University supervisor may include a personal interview and submission of additional work.
- March 21, 2014: Deadline for San José State University endorsement
- April 4, 2014: Deadline for Application to QUT following San José State University endorsement