The San José State University (SJSU) School of Information prepares individuals for careers as information professionals. Graduates work in diverse areas of the information profession, such as user experience design, digital asset management, information architecture, electronic records management, information governance, digital preservation, and librarianship.
The SJSU iSchool offers several online educational programs, including a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS), which is fully accredited by the American Library Association, as well as a Master’s degree in Archives and Records Administration (MARA). A Teacher Librarian Services Credential program is also available. For those who already hold a master’s degree, the school offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, designed for working professionals who want to stay current with emerging trends. Through a partnership with Queensland University of Technology, one of Australia’s top research institutions, the school’s doctoral students can earn a PhD in Library and Information Science.
In addition, a plethora of professional development and continuing education opportunities are available to the public. In support of its commitment to lifelong learning, the school offers a virtual colloquium series, MOOCs, the Library 2.0 virtual conferences, the i.School Open Classes program, faculty presentations, and more educational opportunities—many of which are free.
All programs are delivered online, and the SJSU iSchool is a recognized leader in online education. A member of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly known as Sloan-C), the school received the 2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award in recognition of its effective use of the Online Learning Consortium Quality Scorecard for Online Programs. The school is also a member of Quality Matters (QM), a faculty driven, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses.
The SJSU School of Information has been awarding graduate degrees to information professionals for more than 55 years. Based in Silicon Valley, the school continues to inspire innovation in the information field worldwide.