Master of Library and Information Science
The Master of Library and Information Science degree program at the San José State University School of Information prepares graduate students for exciting careers as information professionals who work in myriad information environments and professional positions.
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“The strength of the MLIS program lies in its variety, its rigor, and the fact that it prepares you to pursue what you’re most interested in. I came out of the program with the confidence to tackle anything.” – Nancy Andrus, ’08 MLIS
With numerous electives and variety of course topics available in the MLIS program, graduate students can customize their studies to fit their interests and career objectives.
Our MLIS students have the unique opportunity to participate in an innovative internship program. Our school works directly with internship site supervisors to maintain a database of more than 200 internship opportunities each semester, including virtual internships. Imagine interning at a high-tech Silicon Valley company without ever stepping foot in San José, California.
Convenient 100% Online Learning
The MLIS program is delivered exclusively online, meaning everything is offered online including courses, internships, academic advising, faculty office hours, guest speaker presentations, research assistant opportunities, convocation, and more!
There are no on-campus orientations or other required in-person events. Our students interact with peers and instructors through web conferencing, social networking platforms, a web-based learning management system, and other interactive environments.
Most course content is delivered asynchronously—giving students the freedom to access the course at any time they choose, from any location. Some courses also include occasional “live” synchronous sessions.
The MLIS program requires the successful completion of 43 units, including work that satisfies the requirement of a culminating experience (e-portfolio or thesis) in compliance with San José State University regulations and School of Information policies.
Learn with the Best
The American Library Association Committee on Accreditation reviewed the MLIS program in 2014 and granted re-accreditation for the maximum possible term of seven years with Continued status. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for spring 2021.
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