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Master of Science in Informatics - Political Science Concentration

Master of Science in Informatics-Political Concentration

Program Description

The M.S. in Informatics is a 36-credit hour graduate degree program. Housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, it is a collaboration of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with the School of Library and Information Management and the School of Business. The program can be taken entirely online or be a mixture of online and on campus courses.

Admission Requirements

Students have the following prerequisites in preparation for the master’s program:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution
  • At least one course in statistics
  • At least one course in computer programming (e.g., Fortran, Visual Basic, C++, Perl, Python, R)

Required Courses

Required Core Courses - 15 Credit Hours:

LI 800 Introduction to Informatics 3 hours
ID 745 Programming and Data Analysis
for Informatics 3 hours
ID 810 Informatics Capstone Seminar 3 hours
LI 844 Database Design 3 hours
LI 819 Information Retrieval 3 hours

Electives – 6 Credit Hours

ID 871 Directed Research 3 hours
ID 872 Practicum 3 hours
ID 873 Internship 3 hours ID 875 Thesis 3 hours

Political Science Concentration – 15 credit hours

PO 710 Graduate Research Methods in
Political Science 3 hours
EC 710 Econometrics I 3 hours ES 551 Geographic Information
Systems 3 hours
GE 572 GIS Applications 3 hours

PO 720 Parties, Campaigns, and Elections 3 hours Elective, in consultation with advisor 3 hours

Total Hours 36 hours

Departmental application materials:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of objectives
  • Interview
  • Resume

University Enrollment

To learn more about enrolling at Emporia State University, follow this link to Admissions.

Program Enrollment

For specific enrollment questions concerning this degree, contact Dr. Bekah Selby at or 620-341-5645.

Contact Us



Butcher Education Center 010

1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4042
Emporia, KS 66801