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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

Masters

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.

Credential

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.

Certificate

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.

Professional Development

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.

PhD

Gateway Ph.D.

This international research-focused doctoral program launched in 2008 as a partnership between the SJSU School of Information and Queensland University of Technology, one of Australia’s top research institutions. The program is currently closed to new applicants for the coming year. Please fill out the Information Request Form if you would like to be notified when applications re-open.

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