Graduate Degrees

When you reach the cutting edge of technology, that’s where you’ll find Informatics. It’s a multidisciplinary world where computer science and technological skills blend to create the next innovation that will take our world into the future. The best and the brightest in bioinformatics, complex networks and systems, human-computer Interaction design, music informatics, robotics, secure computing, archaeoinformatics, and social informatics come together to make Informatics one of the most diverse programs around.

Graduate students can pursue a number of different paths of study, including master’s degrees, Ph.D. degrees, and dual degrees, specializations, certificates, and Ph.D. minors.

Master’s Degrees

M.S. in Informatics

Our Master's in Informatics program provides a multidisciplinary track that allows students to integrate their technical skills and computer science methods with an array of disciplines. Informatics encompasses complex systems, proactive health informatics, human-computer interaction design, music informatics, intelligent and interactive systems, and computing, culture, and society, giving students multiple paths to innovation that touch on the technological, social, and scientific impact of information technology.

M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction Design

The goal of this discipline is to create functional, intuitive, and effective technology experiences for users. Our approach is research-based but still provides the flexibility for students to pursue individual interests. The M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction Design could place you on the cutting edge of the latest research techniques and give you the skills to create the next great application or technology experience.

M.S. in Data Science

Handling and interpreting big data is one of the challenges of the 21st century, and an M.S. in Data Science will help you explore it as it relates to a range of applications and domains. This flexible discipline gives you a variety of options to pursue your education, and two distinct paths – technical and decision-maker – lets you customize your program to suit your interests.

M.S. in Secure Computing

A Master's in Secure Computing follows an interdisciplinary approach that blends technology, business, and other disciplines.

M.S. in Bioinformatics

Our M.S. in Bioinformatics program focuses on computation and informatics while also integrating knowledge from biology, mathematics, and related fields. Understanding how life works through disciplines such as molecular biology, chemistry, genetics, computer science, life science, and medical science, is the key to this discipline, which is also known as computational biology. It is one of the fastest growing areas of informatics with the potential to change the world.

Ph.D. in Informatics

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Informatics provides a large range of options for the student that touch on the technological, scientific, and social dimensions of the development and application of information technology. Students select a specialization but also work in several disciplines. Human-computer interaction design, complex systems, and social informatics are just a few of the areas of specialization that will help students become the leaders in their respective fields.

Dual Degrees, Specializations, Certificates, and Ph.D. Minors

Online Certificate in Data Science

Our Online Certificate in Data Science provides an affordable, flexible certificate taught by the School’s world-leading faculty. It provides courses from a broad range of topics, such as cloud computing, health and medicine, high-performance computing, and data analysis, and it gives students the knowledge they need to take the next step in their careers.

Ph.D. Minors in Informatics

Our Ph.D. minors in Informatics are available to informatics, computer science, and information science Ph.D. candidates, as well as students outside the school. Ph.D. minors are available in bioinformatics, complex systems, computer science, data science,  human-computer interaction, informatics, information science, intelligent systems engineering, security informatics, and social informatics.