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Informatics M.S.


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The objective of the M.S. in Informatics is to provide graduates with a balanced mix of theoretical and practical knowledge of Informatics. Graduates will be capable of assisting organizations of all sizes in leveraging information technology in other disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program may be granted for either the Fall or Spring semester. Admission requirements include:

  1. Online application to the Graduate College.
  2. Bachelor’s degree degree in informatics, computer science, information systems, information science or one of the cognate areas.
  3. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a 3.25 for the last 2 years of undergraduate work is required.
  4. GRE 1200 minimum with no less than 500 in either the verbal or quantitative test.
  5. TOEFL minimums of 213 (Computer), 550 (paper), 80 (Internet) for international applicants.
  6. Three letters of recommendation from former instructors or employers that address the applicant’s potential as a graduate student in the informatics area.
  7. Academic transcripts.
  8. Resume.
  9. A personal statement of purpose, which should be as specific as possible, and should include the applicant’s objectives and areas of interest(s).

Degree Requirements


The degree is comprised of 36 credits of coursework. Fifteen (15) credits comprise an essential set of core courses. Fifteen (15) credits address elective topics or pre-approved courses from cognate areas. Students must complete:
INF 790 - Informatics Project  and:
INF 792 - Internship .

The informatics core courses include:

Notes


Master’s degree with “thesis-option” is also available. The thesis option would be consisted of the same coursework load as the “non-thesis option” except that at least 6 credits of M.S. thesis work would take the place of INF 790 Informatics Project and one of the Cognate or Informatics Elective Course.

Students must meet a minimum 3.0 GPA for graduation. Students must also agree to abide by the Association for Computing Machinery’s “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct” for computing professionals (http://www.acm.org/constitution/code.html).

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