Informatics and Analytics. M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a statement of purpose that outlines their career goals, how the M.S. in Informatics and Analytics will advance their career goals, and how their background has prepared them to enter the program.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 30 credit hours

Interdisciplinary Foundational Core (18 credits)
IAF 601Introduction to Data Analytics-Methods and Approaches3
IAF 602Statistical Methods for Data Analytics3
IAF 603Preparing Data for Analytics3
IAF 604Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics3
IAF 605Data Visualization3
IAF 606Solving Problems with Data Analytics3
Disciplinary Concentration (12 credits)
Select 12 credits in one of the concentrations12
Total Credit Hours30

Advanced Data Analytics Concentration

Required Courses (6 credits)
IAA 621Statistical Computing3
IAA 622Complex Data Analysis3
Elective Course (3 credits)
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Categorical Data Analysis
IAA 624
Multivariate Analysis
IAA 625
Survey Sampling
Required Capstone (3 credits)
IAA 689Capstone Project in Advanced Data Analytics3
Total Credit Hours12

Bioinformatics Concentration

Required Courses (12 credits)
IAB 620Introduction to Bioinformatics3
IAB 621Bioinformatics3
IAB 622Advanced Bioinformatics3
IAB 689Capstone Project in Bioinformatics3
Total Credit Hours12

Computational Analytics Concentration

Required Courses (9 credits)
IAC 620Algorithm Analysis and Design3
IAC 621Data Science3
IAC 622Big Data and Machine Learning3
Required Capstone (3 credits)
IAC 689Capstone Project in Computational Analytics3
Total Credit Hours12

Cultural Analytics Concentration

Required Courses (12 credits)
IAL 620Text Mining and Natural Language Processing3
IAL 621Content Analysis for Social Network Data3
IAL 622The Internet of Things and Wearable Analytics3
IAL 689Capstone Project in Cultural Analytics3
Total Credit Hours12

Geospatial Analytics Concentration

Required Course (3 credits)
IAG 620Understanding Geographic Information Systems3
Elective Courses (6 credits)
Select two courses (6 credits) from the following:6
Advanced Cartography
GIS Applications in Urban Planning
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Remote Sensing-Imaging
Spatial Analysis
GIS Programming and Design Application
Required Capstone (3 credits)
IAG 689Capstone Project in Geospatial Analytics3
Total Credit Hours12

Health Informatics Concentration (courses pending approval)

Required Courses (12 credits)
IAH 620Fundamentals of Health Informatics3
IAH 621Survey of the U.S. Healthcare System3
IAH 622Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Health Informatics3
IAH 689Capstone Project in Applied Health Informatics3
Total Credit Hours12

Sports Analytics Concentration (courses pending approval)

Required Courses (12 credits)
IAS 620Fundamentals of Sports Analytics3
IAS 621Sports Performance Analytics3
IAS 622Sports Management Analytics3
IAS 689Capstone Project in Applied Sports Analytics3
Total Credit Hours12