Admissions Requirements / Fees


A bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited institution in any discipline with a GPA of at least 3.0 at the bachelor's degree institution or in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Any coursework completed after the bachelor's degree will be included in the calculation; therefore, if the post bachelor's degree coursework causes the GPA to fall below 3.0, it will be cause for denial.

The school requires that all students have computer access from home. See Home Computing Requirements.

The school also requires that all students have a general understanding of computers and technology. See Technology Literacy Requirement.

The school requires that all students have access to appropriate software.

In addition to the requirements mentioned above, international applicants must meet the minimum iSchool score on ONE of the three possible tests indicated on SJSU's  Graduate Programs Test Requirements page.


MARA students will be classified as Special Session. Fees for MARA courses through Special Session are $474 per unit, or $19,908 for the degree.

Students cannot be in both the MLIS and MARA degree programs at the same time. Switching from the MLIS to the MARA degree programs involves contacting the iSchool office to request a transfer from MLIS to MARA. MLIS students will be allowed to transfer up to three 3-credit courses into the MARA program.