Practical Training (Internship, CPT and OPT) for International Students

International students on an F-1 visa are eligible to start internships via Curricular Practical Training (CPT) if the following conditions are met:
 
Condition Description
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Be a classified MS CMPE student (i.e., completed all admission conditions)
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Overall SJSU GPA is 3.0 or higher
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Completed four CMPE graduate courses including two program core courses
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Enroll in CMPE298I
 
The CPT can take place in the Spring, Summer, or Fall semester.  A student can take CPT up to three times. 
 
For information regarding Optional Practical Training (OPT), please visit SJSU’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website at http://www.sjsu.edu/isa/.   
 
A student planning to start practical training must file a CPT or OPT request form and submit it to the CMPE Department for approval (refer to Section 10: Advising).