The MS is a non-research, course-based program for students who wish to enhance their careers with advanced knowledge of informatics. The requirements described here are in addition to the University-wide requirements for Master's degrees described in the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College, Section X. 

Course Requirements 

The Master’s in informatics requires a total of 31 semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. A total of 19 semester hours of core courses are required (shared with the Ph.D.), with an additional 12 semester hours of courses in the student’s chosen cognate. Students should use the core courses plan of study worksheet and the additional worksheet corresponding to their chosen cognate to track their progress and plan ahead. The courses and their corresponding plan of study worksheets are listed below for the currently available cognates: geoinformatics, health informatics (with some differences for the PharmD dual degree), and human-computer interaction.

Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics MS plan of study worksheet (use in addition to core courses worksheet)

Select four of these courses: 

GEOG:3010 - Geographic Information Systems and Science 

GEOG:3500 - Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

GEOG:3520 - GIS for Environmental Studies

GEOG:3570 - Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR): Principles and Applications

GEOG:4150 - Health and Environment: GIS Applications

Health Informatics

Health Informatics MS plan of study worksheet (use in addition to core courses worksheet)

Select four of these courses: 

EPID:4400 - Epidemiology I

CS:4470 - Health Data Analytics

BIOS:5120 - Regression & ANOVA in Health Sciences

IGPI:5220 - Public health informatics

BIOC:3310 - Practical Data Science & Bioinformatics (recommended for students with biology backgrounds) 

BIOL:4213 - Bioinformatics (recommended for students with biology backgrounds) 

BME:5320 - Bioinformatics Techniques (recommended for students with biology backgrounds) 

Health Informatics/PharmD

Health Informatics MS/PharmD plan of study worksheet (use in addition to core courses worksheet)

Select two courses from the Health Informatics cognate above.

Select 9 s.h. from the PharmD curriculum to be cross-counted from the following options:

PHAR:8209 - IPPE Hospital (3 s.h.) 

PHAR:8250 - Applications Pharmacy Practice I (1 s.h.) 

PHAR:8255 - Discovery II: Design and Methods (1 s.h.)

PHAR:8265 - IP: Applications of Pharmacy Practice II (1 s.h.) 

PHAR:8374 - Applications Pharmacy Practice III (1 s.h.)

PHAR:8375 - Advanced Topics in Health Services (2 s.h.)

PHAR:8378 - Pharmacy Law and Ethics (2 s.h.)

Human-Computer Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction MS plan of study worksheet (use in addition to core courses worksheet)

PSY:3060 – Visual perception and cognition (Spring, may not be offered every year) or another cognitive psychology course approved by the Program Director 

PSQF:6243 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (Fall and Spring) or another statistics course focused on methods relevant to experimental design and analysis approved by the Program Director 

Select one of the following: 

ISE:6211 – Human factors in healthcare systems  

ISE:6220 – Cognitive Engineering 

Another approved HCI elective in consultation with Director (e.g., Topics II courses in CS) 

Select one of the following: 

CS:4510 – Human-Computer Interaction for Computer Science (if student has not taken CS:2520 and has not taken CS:4510 for the core) 

CS:4500 – Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (if student has not taken CS:4500 for the core)