Archives and Records Administration, Master | Part time online | San José State University | United States
MARA Online

Archives and Records Administration

24 months
9954 USD/year
9954 USD/year
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The Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program at the San José State University School of Information prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding fields of records management, corporate archives and information governance.


Students learn to use sophisticated technologies to organize, preserve, and provide access to a growing volume of digital and analog assets. Graduates of Master of Archives and Records Administration program at San José State University will be among the few information professionals specifically trained to manage the irreplaceable, yet highly vulnerable digital materials now produced by corporate, government, and nonprofit institutions.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the MARA program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the ethics and values of archivists, records managers, and/or information professionals and discuss their role in social memory and organizational accountability;
  • Explain the social, cultural, and economic dimensions of data, records, and information use;
  • Describe the evolution of systems that manage data, information, communication, and records in response to technological change;
  • Apply basic concepts and principles to identify, evaluate, select, organize, maintain, and provide access to physical and digital information assets ;
  • Identify the standards and principles endorsed and utilized by data, archives, records, and information professionals;
  • Apply fundamental management theories and principles to the administration of data, archives, information, or records programs. 
  • Describe the legal requirements and ethical principles involved in managing physical and digital information assets and the information professional’s role in institutional compliance and risk management;
  • Describe current information technologies and best practices relating to the preservation, integrity, and security of data, records, and information;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research design and research methods and the analytical, written, and oral communication skills necessary to synthesize and disseminate research findings;
  • Describe global perspectives on effective information practices that are supportive of cultural, economic or social well-being. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management of Archives, Records Management, and Information Governance Programs
  • Records Creation, Appraisal and Retention
  • Access, Storage and Retrieval of Records and Information
  • Management of Digital Data, Information, and Records
  • Enterprise Content Management and Digital Preservation
  • Research Methods in Records Management and Archival Science
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Governance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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42 SCH



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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited institution in any discipline with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the bachelor’s degree or in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units.
  • A general understanding of computers and technology, and access to a computer with Internet connection and appropriate software

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19908 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    9954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19908 USD for the full programme during 24 months.


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