Master of Archives & Records Administration (MARA)

The fully online Master of Archives and Record Administration (MARA) program at the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information prepares students for careers as archivists, records managers, or information professionals who are ready to work in the emerging field of electronic records and digital asset management. MARA students learn to use sophisticated technologies to organize, preserve, and provide access to a growing volume of digital and analog assets.

Prospective students – Learn more about the MARA program.
Current students – Access the online resources you need.

Certification Preparation

The MARA program at the SJSU School of Information was designed to prepare graduates to take both the Certified Records Manager examination administered by the Institute of Certified Records Managers and the Certified Archivist examination administered by the Academy of Certified Archivists. Read more about the MARA curriculum.

Watch MARA Introduction Video

See Introduction Video page.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact Dr. Pat Franks, MARA program coordinator. Dr. Franks will be glad to answer your questions about the MARA program.

Robert McLauchlin (MARA 2011) received a promotion after earning his MARA degree. He now works as a records and information governance lead for an oil and gas company based in Canada.