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Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Explore our programs for graduate students


Master of Science

The M.S. in Informatics is a 36-credit hour STEM-focused graduate degree program focusing on transforming raw data into decision-making information. This program is administered by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, as the information taught is interdisciplinary by nature, and can be used across industries. Courses are taught by faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Library and Information Management.

Informatics, Geoinformatics Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

Upon completion of this concentration students are highly marketable and are likely to obtain positions that require geospatial analyses, ranging from environmental positions to military intelligence and private consulting. Graduates work in areas as diverse as environmental organizations to the oil and minerals industry, utility and transportation companies, spatial network management, and other fields. Offered online or on campus.

Informatics, Political Science Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This 36-credit hour graduate program can be completed online or on campus. It was created for those interested in analyzing information within the political science realm. This program is interdisciplinary in nature, with coursework that can be utilized in a number of careers.

Informatics, Quantitative Economics Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

The concentration in quantitative economics provides practical skills in data science and economic research. The program is available to students to complete entirely online, and many courses are available in a “hybrid” setting where students can interact online or attend the on-campus class.

Quantitative Economics


This 12-credit hour STEM-focused certificate program emphasizes statistics and data analysis. Coursework can be completed online or on campus.