Library and Information Science
The School of Library and Information Science at San José State University has been awarding graduate degrees to information professionals for more than 55 years.
Today, the School offers two fully online graduate degree programs for information professionals, a fully online post-master’s certificate program for working professionals who want to stay current with emerging trends, as well as a part-time doctoral program in partnership with Queensland University of Technology - the San José Gateway Ph.D. Program.
SJSU SLIS students take part in global conversations via social media networks, screencasts, email, live web conferences, recorded audio lectures, instant messaging, and online discussion forums; participate in virtual student organizations; interact with SLIS faculty and peers during virtual office hours; and attend online presentations by guest speakers. By using a range of technology to interact, SLIS students create meaningful and ongoing connections with classmates who may live across town or in another country.
As a student in our fully online graduate programs, you can:
- Begin the program when most convenient for you - Fall or Spring semester
- Complete the program at your own pace - full or part time
- Customize the program based on your professional interests - numerous electives
- Fit your coursework around your schedule - most course content is delivered asynchronously
In addition, there are numerous career pathways you can follow in the fully online Master of Library and Information Science program at the SJSU School of Library and Information Science. “It’s a well-rounded program that offers a lot of flexibility in pursuing your own interests in the field,” said a Spring 2012 graduate. Our alumni go on to work as Information Architects, Usability Analysts, Librarians, and Web Technologists - just a sampling of what you can be.
Our School also offers a wide range of cutting-edge courses and more than 200 internships each semester, including virtual internships. With our innovative virtual internship program, students who live in New Haven, Connecticut - or any other city and state - can intern at a high-tech company located in Silicon Valley.
The San José State University School of Library and Information Science is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)and is a member of the Sloan Consortium.
Fully accredited by the American Library Association.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 43 units
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 474 per unit USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999