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Informatics (M.S.)

UL Lafayette is now home to Louisiana’s first Master of Science in Informatics degree program.

Offered by the School of Computing and Informatics, the program takes an interdisciplinary approach to bridging the world of technology and business by preparing students to design and implement enterprise computing — including analytics, reporting, database management, and other software solutions systems — that can be applied in a wide range of industries.

The program is designed to allow you to focus courses around your own interests in business, interactive media technology, system administration, web development, and network security. We emphasize the use of the scientific method to design and develop computing and information technologies, as well as designing, maintaining, and adapting information systems to solve problems while also understanding the needs of the end user.

This is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that provides opportunities to take additional courses in biology, business, geology, math, physics, psychology, and more. This flexibility makes our graduates much more adaptable in their careers since informatics is used in virtually every industry, including healthcare, large-scale retail, space exploration, entertainment, and other non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations.

Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for admission to the Graduate School, you must also meet the following program admission requirements:

• Completion (with a grade C or better) of pre-calculus, survey of calculus, and statistics. (These undergraduate courses at UL Lafayette include MATH 109 or MATH 143, MATH 250, STAT 325 or 427.)

Substitutions for these general requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Graduate Coordinator at the time of application.

Learn more about our GRE score expectations and GPA expectations for admission.

Curriculum

The master’s in informatics curriculum includes courses in information sciences, human-computer interaction, information system analysis and design, telecommunications structure, and information architecture and management.

The 33-hour core curriculum includes thesis and non-thesis tracks.

Career Opportunities

Informatics and computing are among the fastest growing professions in the country. Indeed, the national job outlook for computing and information technology occupations is expected to grow faster than average (about 12%, depending upon the specific occupation) between now and the year 2024), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Our graduates are prepared to help businesses and organizations meet the demands of today’s technological landscape by creating the information systems and other software solutions that make work, life, and industry run more smoothly.

Located in Lafayette, LA, our master’s in informatics program is in the middle of a booming tech-region nicknamed “Silicon Bayou.” Lafayette is home to the recently opened CGI, Perficient, and Enquero offices, and other companies have opened in other parts of the state, including GE, IBM, and CenturyLink.

Career opportunities include:

  • Application development
  • Business intelligence architecture
  • Business process analysis
  • Database development and administration
  • Digital media development
  • IT support specialization
  • IT business management
  • IT project management
  • Network security administration
  • Web development

Apply

Apply now! The Master’s in Informatics program is accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester and beyond.

Visit the Graduate School’s application information page to learn more about the required application materials, GRE score expectations, and more.

Application Deadlines

Applicants must submit all required materials before the Graduate School deadlines:

  • Spring: November 30 (International: October 1st)
  • Summer: April 30 (International admission is not presently offered in the summer.)
  • Fall: June 30 (International: May 15)

Website

Learn more about the Master of Science in Informatics program >

Contact

Dr. Mike Totaro
M.S. in Informatics Graduate Coordinator
miket@louisiana.edu
337-482-5697
Oliver Hall, Room 203