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Informatics (M.S.)

Louisiana’s premier Master of Science in Informatics degree program is available both on-campus and online to suit your professional goals and lifestyle.

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.

Our online master’s in informatics program includes the added flexibility of both 8-week and 16-week course options.

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:

  • 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.)
  • Official GRE scores GRE requirement temporarily suspended for fall 2021 and spring 2022 admission terms.


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