Graduate Program

Health informatics working in a computer science lab

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
  • Cybersecurity.

* 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.

Degree plan

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.

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Admission requirements

Admission to the M.S. in Informatics

Program Contact

Dr. Jian Zhang

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling

Application Requirements

  • 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

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to 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.
    • Resume
  3. Two academic or professional references should submit letters of recommendation on institutional or organization letterhead to the department at or mail to: TWU Math and Computer Science Graduate Program, P.O. Box 425886, Denton, TX 76204-5886.

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