MARA Curriculum

The Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree program at the SJSU School of Information is designed to provide graduate students with a sound background in the theory and practice of archives and records and information management.

In order to ensure that the MARA curriculum meets the needs of current and future professionals, four benchmarks were identified, analyzed, and referred to when developing the program, which was launched in the fall of 2008.

From the initial analysis, nine core competencies (program learning outcomes) were identified, which remain the basis for the curriculum today.

To ensure the curriculum remains relevant, the archives and records and information management landscape is monitored continuously with the assistance of a highly qualified and very involved MARA program advisory committee.

Curriculum for MARA students entering spring 2015 and beyond:

Curriculum for MARA students entering fall 2012 through fall 2014:

Curriculum for MARA students entering prior to 2012:

    New Technology Workshop: All MARA students are required to successfully complete a new technology workshop that begins several weeks before the start of the first semester. If a student does not complete the class, they should discuss their suitability for the program with the MARA adviser. If the adviser agrees, the student will be allowed to retake the new technology workshop the next time it is offered. If the class is not satisfactorily completed on the second attempt, the student will be unable to take their three MLIS electives. Thus, the student  will be unable to continue with the MARA degree.