Master of Science in Informatics
Complete Coursework: 2 years* | Credit Hours: 36** | Format: Online, Hybrid
Turn big data into big ideas with our interprofessional master’s degree informatics. Tailor your education to your interests by choosing from an emphasis in:
- Clinical applications,
- Data science/data analytics,
- Health studies,
- Community informatics,
- Sports informatics, or
* Individual requirements may vary.
** 15 in computer science, 3 hours for a research tool, and 18 hours related to the program track chosen – data science, clinical applications, health studies, community informatics, sports informatics or cybersecurity.
Why informatics at TWU?
Launch or advance your career in today’s data-based marketplace
By starting with a comprehensive computer science core and combining academic components from nursing, health studies, and library and information studies, our interdisciplinary program will thoroughly prepare you for an in-demand career in the industry of your choice.
Earn your degree on your own schedule
Complete your degree 100% online—part-time or full-time—while still getting the comprehensive education and real-world experience you need. Our capstone course offers the chance to partner with a community organization where you’ll do meaningful work to improve their processes and systems for better decision-making.
Work at the intersection of technology and society
By earning an advanced degree in informatics, you will acquire the skills needed to gain the advantage in a competitive job market. Our prime location in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex will give you direct access to one of the fastest growing technology and healthcare sectors in the nation, along with a broad network of TWU alumni connections.
Recommended course sequence:
- CSCI 5103 Fundamentals of Informatics should be taken in the first semester of study.
- CSCI 5203 Database Systems should be taken in the first year of the study.
- CSCI 5923 Capstone in Informatics should be taken in the last year of the study.
All other courses may be taken in any sequence unless a required prerequisite is noted.
Contact the advisor if you have any questions.
Admission to the M.S. in Informatics
Dr. Jian Zhang
No deadline - Rolling
- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours
- Demonstrate skills and competencies in information and communication technology as evident in work experience or prior coursework.
How to Apply
- Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
- Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Informatics. Please attach all items as PDFs. You may also mail the materials to: TWU Math and Computer Science Graduate Program, P.O. Box 425886, Denton, TX 76204-5886.
- Statement of intent and career goals in informatics provided in an essay no longer than two pages.
- Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation on institutional or organization letterhead to the department at email@example.com or mail to: TWU Math and Computer Science Graduate Program, P.O. Box 425886, Denton, TX 76204-5886.
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