Library and Information Science
MLIS - Master of Library and Information Science
Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for admission into SLIS (School of Library and Information Science):
- A Bachelor's degree from any regionally acredited institution in any discipline with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, or a Master's degree regardless of GPA.
- A general understanding of computers and technology.
- The School requires that all students have computer access from home.
In addition to the same requirements mentioned above, International Applicants must meet the following:
- TOEFL score of 600 (paper version) or 250 (computer version) or 100 (Internet-based)
Completing Requirements for the MLIS
The Master's degree in Library and Information Science requires successful completion of 43 semester units. Of those 43 units, 16 are required of all students.
Beyond the five initial required courses, and the final required course, students build their individually-designed programs in concert with their faculty advisers.
|LIBR 200, LIBR 202, LIBR 203, LIBR 204 and LIBR 285 (13); LIBR 289 or LIBR 299 (3)|
|Complete twenty-seven units from: LIBR 210, LIBR 220, LIBR 221, LIBR 228, LIBR 230, LIBR 231, LIBR 232, LIBR 233, LIBR 234, LIBR 240, LIBR 241, LIBR 242, LIBR 243, LIBR 244, LIBR 245, LIBR 246, LIBR 247, LIBR 248, LIBR 249, LIBR 250, LIBR 251, LIBR 256, LIBR 257, LIBR 259, LIBR 260, LIBR 261, LIBR 262, LIBR 263, LIBR 264, LIBR 265, LIBR 266, LIBR 267, LIBR 268, LIBR 269, LIBR 270, LIBR 271A, LIBR 272, LIBR 275, LIBR 280, LIBR 281, LIBR 282, LIBR 283, LIBR 284, LIBR 286, LIBR 287, LIBR 293, LIBR 294, LIBR 295, LIBR 298|
Note: LIBR 200, LIBR 202, and LIBR 204 must be passed with a grade of 'B' or better.
Students can also transfer up to 9 units from other academic department subject to the School's transfer policies.
An e-portfolio or completion of a thesis is required of all students. The e-portfolio is incorporated into LIBR 289, Advanced Topics in Library and Information Science. The thesis option requires advance arrangements with a thesis/project committee and successful completion of LIBR 285, Research Methods in Library and Information Science, or its equivalent.
The University requires that all graduate students demonstrate competency in written English as a condition for advancement to candidacy. Please refer to the SJSU catalog section titled "Competency in Written English" for details. For graduate courses that meet the competency in written English requirement, please refer to the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website at www.sjsu.edu/gape.
Prior to advancement to candidacy, all students will complete the university upper division writing requirement and will have passed with a grade of "B" or better or will have passed the equivalent university examination.