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Informatics (M.S.)

Louisiana’s premier Master of Science in Informatics degree program is available both on-campus and online, featuring cybersecurity, data science, health informatics and informatics generalist concentrations.

Offered by the School of Computing and Informatics, this interdisciplinary degree program bridges technology and business by preparing you to design and implement enterprise computing — including analytics, reporting, database management, networking, cybersecurity, and other software technology solutions systems — in a wide range of industries.

The program provides the opportunity to match your interests in business, interactive media technology, system administration, web development, and network security with graduate courses outside of the discipline.

That flexibility makes our graduates much more adaptable in their current careers, or transition to a new one. Informatics is used in every industry, including healthcare, large-scale retail, space exploration, entertainment, and other non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations.

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The master’s in informatics curriculum is the same online and on-campus, with courses in information sciences, human-computer interaction, information system analysis and design, telecommunications structure, and information architecture and management.

As a student, you’ll take six core courses (18 credit hours) and three courses (9 credit hours) of electives, based on your chosen concentration, and will be able to choose between culminating your degree program with either a thesis or a project and capstone course.

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. The national job outlook for computing and information technology occupations is expected to grow faster than average (about 10%, depending upon the specific occupation) between now and the year 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Earning your Master of Science in Informatics will prepare you to help businesses and organizations meet the demands of today’s technological landscape. You’ll have the knowledge to create 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 CGI, Perficient, and Enquero, and Techneaux offices, with GE, IBM, and CenturyLink only a short drive away.

Career opportunities include:

  • Application development
  • Business intelligence architecture
  • Business process analysis
  • Cybersecurity administration
  • Data and visualization analytics
  • Database development and administration
  • Digital media development
  • IT support specialization
  • IT business management
  • IT project management
  • User interface design
  • Web development


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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials, you must also submit:

  • Resume
  • Completion of undergraduate coursework (with a grade C or better) in survey of calculus and statistics. (At UL Lafayette, these courses include MATH 250 and STAT 325 or STAT 427G)


Dr. Mike Totaro
M.S. Informatics Graduate Coordinator
Oliver Hall, Room 203

Because courses in this program will only be available online, this program may not be available to all applicants. Additionally, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in the state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) However, UL Lafayette online programs may not meet eligibility requirements for a license or certificate in another state. If you are planning to use your degree to pursue a license or certificate outside of Louisiana, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding their requirements. Finally, international students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.