IUPUI Announces New Degree in Informatics

March 4, 2015

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a proposal for a new degree at IUPUI that provides a path for students to transition rapidly into in-demand and well-paid information technology jobs.

Informatics and ComputingIUPUI will ask the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for final approval to offer the degree beginning in the fall.

“This program amongst others is the latest example of IUPUI’s tradition of developing distinctive programs that respond to student demand and meet employer needs,” said IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor Nasser Paydar.

The new program is a master’s degree offered by the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. The proposed Master of Science in informatics offers specializations in data analytics, biomedical informatics, knowledge and information management, and user experience design.

The goal of the Master of Science in informatics is to enable students to apply informatics in their respective disciplines. To achieve that goal, the department proposes first to establish the new degree itself, providing specializations from within the school; and then to offer interdisciplinary five-year B.S./M.S. programs and dual degrees with other schools at IUPUI to meet the competitive requirements of Indiana’s job market.

Informatics has become not only an integral part of many disciplines and professions but also an essential skill for graduates.

The Master of Science in informatics will expand career opportunities of undergraduate students and degree holders in nontechnical disciplines by enabling them to apply information technology skills to their own field or to transition into information technology fields.


Courtesy of Richard Schneider, IU Communications: rcschnei@iu.edu or 317-278-4564

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