About SJSU iSchool
The San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) – formerly School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) – 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 School of Information 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 as a second teaching credential for school librarians.
Several online specialized certificate programs are also offered, including a Certificate in Big Data for individuals pursuing careers in the data science field. The iSchool's Advanced Certificate in Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services is an option for both current master's students and information professionals looking to gain practical skills needed to manage the increasing variety of digital information. 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 live and on-demand webcasts, 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 (OLC) – formerly known as Sloan-C – the school received the OLC's 2014 Outstanding Online Program Award for its MLIS program and 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. SJSU is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The SJSU School of Information has awarded graduate degrees to information professionals for more than 55 years. Based in Silicon Valley, the school continues to inspire innovation in the library and information science field worldwide.