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Prospective Students

Welcome to our global e-learning community!

As a student at the San José State University School of Library and Information Science, you will learn with peers and faculty from the United States, Canada, and other countries—broadening your professional network and perspectives. In fact, SJSU SLIS students hail from 47 U.S. states and 18 countries!

SJSU SLIS students take part in global conversations via social media platforms, participate in virtual student organizations, connect instantly with desktop video conferencing, 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.

At the SJSU School of Library and Information Science, you have choices in furthering your education. Our school offers two fully online master's degrees, coursework for a second teaching credential, a fully online post-master's certificate program, and a gateway doctoral program: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, Teacher Librarian Services Credential, Master's Degree in Archives and Records Administration, Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science, and the San José Gateway PhD program. In addition, we offer a plethora of professional development and continuing education opportunities, including the i.School Open Classes program and MOOCs. Programs and courses are only offered online, allowing students the flexibility and convenience of living anywhere while they pursue their educational goals.

 

Our fully online programs allow you to:

  • 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

Our website is chock-full of information every prospective student needs to know. Explore the program web pages, read the content, watch the videos, and interact with us on our social media platforms. We also encourage you to stay connected by signing up for our email announcements.

Welcome to the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University!

If you'd like to contact us for more information, please send us an email or call us at (408) 924-2490.