Post Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science


The exclusively online Post-Master’s Certificate program at the San José State University School of Information focuses on technology and emerging trends in the information profession. 16 units are needed to complete this program.

With this convenient, fully online certificate program, you can update your professional skills, explore emerging technological trends, and connect with a community of scholars, researchers, and information professionals from around the world.

Program Snapshot




per unit*

Fall, Spring


*Fee listed will increase by 5% next Fall. SJSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum; however, fees listed in published schedules may need to be increased to maintain the high quality of education we offer and are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the campus President, as appropriate.

Program Features

Career pathways

The Post-Master's Certificate program features eight career pathways designed specifically for information professionals. The specialized curriculum covers the skills and knowledge required in today's diverse global information environments. As a certificate student, you may select courses in your chosen career pathway, tailoring your in-depth learning experience to your career aspirations.

Interactive online environment

Working professionals will benefit greatly from the built-in flexibility of the program as well as the collaborative learning environment.

Outstanding faculty

SJSU faculty members are award-winning scholars and leaders in their professional communities. Many are former practitioners, and some are currently working in the field, bringing a practical perspective to their courses.

Career Opportunities

The Post-Master's Certificate program is designed for you, a working professional who wants to update your skills and knowledge and stay competitive in the rapidly evolving information profession.

"The course content is preparing me to move into a senior role in a public library, and it's also giving me broad skills that are transferable to academic libraries, not-for-profit work, and work in governmental organizations."

Thomas Knutson
Post-Master's Certificate student

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