Graduate Program

Health informatics working in a computer science lab

Master of Science in Informatics

Complete Coursework: 2 years* | Credit Hours: 36** | Format: online or hybrid

Turn big data into big ideas with our interprofessional master’s degree informatics. Classes offered in online and in-person formats. Tailor your education to your interests by choosing from an emphasis in:

  • Clinical applications
  • Community informatics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science/data analytics
  • Health studies
  • Sports informatics

* Individual requirements may vary.
** 15 in computer science, three 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

Informatics Clinical applications MS

Informatics Community MS

Informatics Cybersecurity MS

Informatics Data science/data analytics MS

Informatics Health studies MS

Informatics Sports MS

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Admission requirements

Admission Requirements for the M.S. in Informatics

Program Contact

Dr. Jim Johnston, Program Director

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours


Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

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