The Student Services team members provide administrative and procedural advisement, resources, and outreach to applicants and enrolled students in the Masters, TL Credential, Certificate and Open Classes programs. They can help with questions about admissions, registration, withdrawals, candidacy forms, and graduation applications. They can also address questions about resources on the Canvas advising site, name or address changes, transfer credit, and scholarships. BSISDA prospective or current students may seek help from their advisors: Rima Nemali for general advising, and Souvick Ghosh for academic advising.
The SJSU School of Information offers generous scholarships to both new students and continuing students enrolled in its Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Archives and Records Administration, or MS in Informatics program. Additional scholarships are also available from San José State University and other agencies.
Graduate students admitted for the MLIS or MARA degree programs at the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information are eligible each semester for a variety of paid student assistantships that involve working with faculty and staff on different projects. Some examples of projects and tasks that student assistants have worked on include:
Our school’s online learning environment includes a wide array of emerging technology, enabling SJSU iSchool students and faculty to interact and collaborate, regardless of their geographic location. We invite you to browse this section of our website, which provides information regarding the technology we currently use in our programs.
SJSU Counseling and Psychological Services, a Division of Student Affairs, offers free online workshops and support groups that are available to all iSchool students. These resources are designed to provide students with a safe space for dialogue and reflection, as well as an opportunity to learn life skills and positive ways to improve academic and personal success.
We believe membership in professional associations will enhance your understanding of the profession and the issues it faces, which is part of the content of INFO 200, MARA 200 and INFM 200. It also encourages connections between the associations and our students.
Graduate students at the San José State University School of Information are highly encouraged to participate in the student chapters of professional associations and special interest groups. It’s a great way to meet peers, gain experience for resume building, and network.
Check out the student groups offered at the SJSU iSchool:
Master’s degree students must complete and submit two required SJSU steps by the posted deadlines for the semester of planned graduation.
- Step 1 Candidacy Approval form
- Step 2 Application for Award of Graduate Degree process done through MySJSU
Make sure you read and understand the instructions for the two separate steps since they will be submitted differently to different offices.