The Master of Science program in informatics requires a minimum of 31-33 s.h. of graduate credit, depending on a student's choice of subprogram: the bioinformatics and computational biology subprogram requires a minimum of 31 s.h. of credit, the geoinformatics subprogram requires a minimum of 32 s.h. of credit, the health informatics subprogram requires a minimum of 32 s.h. of credit, and the information science subprogram requires a minimum of 33 s.h. of credit. Students working toward a Doctor of Philosophy in informatics may be granted a Master of Science degree upon completion of the M.S. requirements. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 to earn the degree.

Credit required for the M.S. includes foundations of informatics coursework and at least 9 s.h. in disciplinary applications of informatics.

Students select an advisor from their subprogram's affiliated faculty members. In consultation with their advisor, students prepare a study plan, which is reviewed at least once a year. A final master's degree examination, either oral or written, is required for the geoinformatics subprogram.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the Master of Science in informatics, visit the UI General Catalog or the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics website.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Subprogram Requirements
Title Hours
Core Courses 13-14
Statistics Courses 6
Additional Upper-Level Electives 12
Total Hours 31-32

 

Geoinformatics Subprogram Requirements
Title Hours
Core Informatics Courses 9
Core Geoinformatics Courses 12
Additional Upper-Level Electives 11
Total Hours 32

 

Health Informatics Subprogram Requirements
Title Hours
Core and Foundation Courses 18-19
Additional Upper-Level Electives 14
Total Hours 32-33

 

Information Science Subprogram Requirements
Title Hours
Core Courses 19
Additional Upper-Level Electives 14
Total Hours 33

Important Deadlines

Application Deadline: January 1st (for Fall semester enrollment)

Admission

Admission decisions are based on prior academic performance, letters of reference, and the applicant's statement about background and purpose. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College on the Graduate College website. For more information, see the Graduate Admissions Process page.