Today’s legal landscape is powered by technology. You can learn to navigate the complex terrain of electronic evidence, intellectual property, and proper information governance to help see justice done … without earning a law degree.
By combining informatics expertise with a solid grounding in the field of law, you can become an important part of the legal team when you earn a bachelor’s degree in Informatics and a Master of Jurisprudence.
Robust connections to careers and industry distinguish this IUPUI 5-year degree program.
At the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, our graduates shape the way we manage information to solve problems, working with Big Data and emerging technology. As part of our Informatics program, you’ll customize your undergraduate degree by earning a Certificate in Legal Informatics.
Your master’s degree will allow you to gain a better understanding of a particular area of law. Working with a faculty advisor, you’ll create an individual curriculum through the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Customize your master’s to focus on your area of interest, from environmental and government regulations to sports and entertainment.
“The prediction is that the most robust opportunities for people who want to work in the legal industry will be at the intersection of law and technology.”
Sara Anne Hook, Professor of Informatics/Human-Centered Computing
You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the sixth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first five semesters—75 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher. The School of Informatics and Computing will waive all application fees.
Bachelor and master degrees are conferred independently.
The plan of study follows the B.S. in Informatics plan of study for years 1-3. Students begin taking graduate level courses during year 4 as follows: