Graduate Programs

Degree Programs

Master of Science
Application Procedures

Graduate Program

The Master of Science Degrees
Given the rapid and apparently unlimited growth of this new field at all levels of competence, each of the master’s degree programs serves students who need education in the use of information technologies to enhance their job performance or employment prospects.

The School of Informatics offers master’s degrees in:

  •    Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  •    Master of Science in Health Informatics
  •    Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction
  •    Master of Science in Media Arts and Science (see the “Media Arts and Science” section in this bulletin for policies, regulations, and requirements)

All degrees require 36 credits, including the completion of common graduate core courses.

Application Procedures

Students holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year collegiate institution are eligible to apply for admission. Admission is selective. The admission committee evaluates applicants’ abilities to succeed academically and their potential to contribute to the program.

The master’s degree is designed for students who seek additional professional education in informatics to complement knowledge in such diverse disciplines as computer science and technology, graphics, visualization, electronic networking and media communication, library and information science, telecommunications, psychology, cognitive science, journalism, medicine, health and nursing, biology, and chemistry. Most graduates of the School of Informatics will emerge as highly sought-after employees in a burgeoning information industry.

The master’s degrees are focused on developing specialized skills and knowledge in information and information technology, with particular application to a specific field of study or practice. Each degree is an interdisciplinary endeavor that combines course work and field experiences from a traditional subject area or discipline with intensive study of information and technology. Because these specialized skills are developed and applied differently in these different fields, specific requirements are established for each degree, and have a content-specific rationale.

Application Procedures for U.S. Citizens
Requests for domestic applications should be directed to the School of Informatics.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Graduate Admissions Committee
School of Informatics
535 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Application Procedures for International Students
Requests for international applications should be directed to:

Office of International Affairs
920 West New York Street Room 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5197
Phone: (317) 278-1290

Application Deadlines
Applications will not be acted upon until all required documents have been received (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, application fee, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores for all nonnative English speakers). In order to allow time for processing and making financial aid decisions, applicants must meet the following deadlines:

Admission Periods
Fall        March 1   
Spring    October 1

If applying for financial assistance from the school, applications must be received by January 15.