M.S. in Informatics

Plan for the future with your M.S. in Informatics

Whether you’re considering earning a Ph.D. or just want to advance your knowledge beyond your bachelor’s degree, our two-year Master of Science in Informatics program will help you discover your path.

You’ll learn to integrate your technical skills and computer science methods with an array of disciplines such as health informatics, intelligent and interactive systems, and security informatics. You’ll touch on technological, social, and scientific impacts of information technology.

If you decide to pursue your Ph.D. in Informatics after completing your master’s degree, you may be able to transfer up to 30 credits of graduate work to your Ph.D. degree.

Track Guide

Primary Track Faculty

: Track Director

Assocaite Dean for Graduate Education, Associate Professor of Informatics, and Assocaite Professor of Cognitive Science

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Informatics is a 36 credit degree program. Of the 36 required credit hours, at least 27 credits must be taken in approved informatics courses. The remaining 9 credits can be any graduate level course within or outside of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, including Computer Science, Data Science, Information Library Science, and Intelligent Systems Engineering.

Available Courses (must take 36 credits)

  • INFO I500 Fundamental Computer Concepts for Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I502 Human-Centered Research Methods in Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I504 Social Dimensions of Science Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I506 Globalization and Information (3 cr.)
  • INFO I507 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I519 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I520 Security for Networked Systems (3 cr.)
  • INFO I521 Malware Epidemic: Threat and Defense (3 cr.)
  • INFO I523 Big Data Applications and Analytics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I524 Big Data Software adn Projects (3 cr.)
  • INFO I525 Organizational Informatics and Economics of Security (3 cr.)
  • INFO I526 Applied Machine Learning (3 cr.)
  • INFO I527 Mobile and Pervasive Design (3 cr.)
  • INFO I528 Participatory Design (3 cr.)
  • INFO I529 Machine Learning in Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I530 Field Deployments (3 cr.)
  • INFO I531 Seminar in Health Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I532 Seminar in Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I533 Systems and Protocol Security and Information Assurance (3 cr.)
  • INFO I534 Seminar in Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
  • INFO I535 Management, Access, and Use of Big Complex Data (3 cr.)
  • INFO I536 Foundational Mathematics of Cybersecurity (3 cr.)
  • INFO I537 Legal and Social Informatics of Security (3 cr.)
  • INFO I538 Introduction to Cryptography (3 cr.)
  • INFO I539 Cryptographic Protocols (3 cr.)
  • INFO I540 Human Robot Interaction (3 cr.)
  • INFO I541 Interaction Design Practice (3 cr.)
  • INFO I542 Foundations of HCI (3 cr.)
  • INFO I543 Interaction Design Methods (3 cr.)
  • INFO I544 Experience Design (3 cr.)
  • INFO I545 Music Information Representation, Search, and Retrieval (3 cr.)
  • INFO I546 Music Information Processing: Symbolic (3 cr.)
  • INFO I547 Music Information Processing: Audio (3 cr.)
  • INFO I548 Introduction to Music Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I549 Advanced Prototyping (3 cr.)
  • INFO I552 Independent Study in Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I553 Independent Study in Cheminformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I554 Independent Study in Human Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
  • INFO I561 Meaning and Form in HCI (3 cr.)
  • INFO I571 Introducing Cheminformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I572 Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (3 cr.)
  • INFO I573 Programming for Science Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I585 Bioinspired Computing (3 cr.)
  • INFO I586 Artificail Life (3 cr.)
  • INFO I587 Introduction to Virtual Heritage (3 cr.)
  • INFO I588 Advanced Topics in Virtual Heritage (3 cr.)
  • INFO I590 Topics in Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I591 Graduate Internship (3 cr.)
  • INFO I601 Introduction to Complex Systems (3 cr.)
  • INFO I602 Music Info Processing: Audio (3 cr.)
  • INFO I604 Human Computer Interaction Design Theory (3 cr.)
  • INFO I605 Social Foundations of Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I606 Network Science (3 cr.)
  • INFO I609 Advanced Seminar I in Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I611 Mathematical and Logical Foundations of Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I617 Informatics in Life Science and Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • INFO I619 Structural Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I621 Computational Techniques in Comparative Genomics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I651 Ethnography of Information (3 cr.)
  • INFO I667 Seminar in Health Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I690 Tiopics in Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I692 Thesis/Project in Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I694 Thesis/Project in Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
  • INFO I698 Research in Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I699 Independent Study in Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I709 Advanced Seminar II in Informatics (3 cr.)
  • INFO I790 Informatics Research Rotation (3 cr.)
  • INFO I798 Professional Practicum/Internship (3 cr.)
  • INFO I890 Thesis Readings and Research (3 cr.)
  • INFO G599 Thesis Research (3 cr.)
  • INFO G901 Advanced Research (3 cr.)

Electives

The student must take 9 credits of any graduate level course within or outside of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, including Computer Science, Data Science, Information Library Science, and Intelligent Systems Engineering. The courses that each student takes must have a coherent focus within the general field of informatics.

Gender Breakdown of Accepted Students

29
Female
21
Male

Citizenship of Accepted Students

32
International
18
Domestic

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