The San José State University School of Information offers a variety of learning solutions designed specifically for the 21st century information professions.
With our fully online delivery model, students gain the flexibility and convenience of living anywhere while they pursue their educational goals. We invite you to learn more about each of these online programs
Master OF Library and Information Science – 43 units
The top-ranked MLIS program prepares students for exciting careers as information professionals who work in myriad information environments and professional positions. With numerous electives and a variety of course topics available, you can customize your studies to your interests and career goals. Recognized as an “outstanding online program” by the Online Learning Consortium, the MLIS program is accredited with Continued status by the American Library Association.
Master of Archives and Records Administration – 42 units
The MARA program prepares students for careers as archivists, records managers, or information professionals who are ready to work in the fields of corporate archives, electronic records and information governance. This unique program is the first of its kind in the United States and is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2018. Delivered fully online, students gain hands-on technology skills while learning both theory and practice.
Master of Science in Informatics – 30 Units
The MS in Informatics program is ideal for students with technical and non-technical backgrounds who are interested in exploring connections between people and technology. Course work covers the Informatics foundation skill set with a focus in one of three domains: Health (including Telehealth), Sports or Cybersecuirty and Privacy.
Teacher Librarian services Credential – 31 units
As a student in our fully online Teacher Librarian program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in K – 12 schools, including collaboration, technology leadership, and program administration. The 31-unit Teacher Librarian program course work is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. While not required, Teacher Librarian program students are encouraged to complete additional courses and earn their MLIS degree.
Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services – 9 units
Gain the practical skills needed to integrate and manage digital and physical assets and make all of it accessible to users by earning your Advanced Certificate in Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services. Students currently enrolled in our school’s master’s degree programs have the option to earn the advanced certificate concurrently without incurring additional fees. This program is also open to non-iSchool students. The Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services program is nine units and can be completed in as quickly as two semesters. All courses are delivered fully online.
Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science – 16 units
Stay on top of 21st century trends and update your professional knowledge in the information field. The Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science program is 16 units and can be completed in as little as one year. Students engage in a collaborative learning environment with graduate students and faculty in our school’s ALA-accredited MLIS program. This certificate program is open to individuals who already have a master’s degree.
Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Data Analytics – 60 units
Open Classes – Variable units
This continuing education program is open to anyone who has a bachelor’s degree. Current and future information professionals can enroll in one or more fully online, master’s-level courses, and earn college credit. Most electives offered in our school’s master’s degree programs are available though the Open Classes program. It’s a great way to build valuable new skills and/or get a head start on your master’s degree.
Blockchain Technology MOOC
This MOOC provides a background for individuals involved with libraries, urban planning, government agencies, publishing and other organizations to understand the issues and applications of Blockchain technology. The MOOC was held in spring 2019, but course content was made publicly available.
Beginning in July 2022, the Gateway PhD program will be offered through a partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. This international research-focused doctoral program affords a unique opportunity for students to earn a PhD in Library and Information Management from Manchester Met without having to relocate to England or disrupt their current careers. From 2008 to 2021, the Gateway PhD program’s partner university was Queensland University of Technology in Australia.