Open Classes How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in taking a master’s-level course through the fully online Open Classes program at the SJSU School of Information! Enrollment is open three times a year: fall, spring and summer
The Open Classes program is offered via Special Session. We do not offer Open University classes via our Regular Session program. Elective courses are offered on a space available basis, and course selection will vary each session.
MLIS core courses are not available through the Open Classes program. MLIS and MARA core course prerequisites are not required in order to take an Open Classes elective. They become required when matriculating into one of our programs. INFM requestors must meet INFM Technology Competency requirements.
Before requesting a class, visit the State Authorization for Distance Education page to search for eligibility information for residents of the state where you reside.
Important Dates for Fall 2021
- The sign-up form for Fall 2021 will open July 9, at 8 am Pacific. The form will close at 5pm on Aug. 5th and no further requests will be processed for fall iSchool Open Classes. For best selection, complete the form as soon as the form opens and reply to us in a timely manner, as courses fill quickly. The community is only able to access the Open Classes through our official Open Classes web request process (and not SJSU’s Open University program).
- Fall session dates for MLIS and MARA classes are Aug. 19 – Dec. 6. See: our iSchool Schedules. Please check back on the Schedule of Classes Notes column for the start and end dates of the variable unit classes (1 unit and 2 units), as they have different start and end dates through the session. Most classes are asynchronous, but take a close look for any classes with Mandatory Zoom class meetings. They will be indicated on the schedule as dates become known. MS Informatics classes are held in two sessions during the semester. Check the iSchool Special Session Fall schedule for specific dates.
- Open Classes Fall 2021 elective choices are listed on our website.