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MS Informatics

MS Informatics

The Master of Science degree in Informatics from the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Emporia State University is a two-year interdisciplinary program that combines the expertise of faculty in the Information Systems program of the ESU School of Business and SLIM. Courses are all online and sequenced to enable students to graduate in two years by taking two courses per semester, including summers.

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What can you do with a degree in Informatics?

In a day and age where companies in nearly every industry are competing for the upper hand, the value of data analytics is skyrocketing. Whether in a commercial, academic, or medical field, gathering data, analyzing it, and utilizing it is one of the most effective ways of improving business decisions.

Informatics is an emerging field revolving around data analytics that creates new and exciting professional opportunities. Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Informatics are qualified for a range of jobs in military, business, not-for-profit, public, legal, and other sectors.  This program, which is heavy in statistics and mathematics, will prepare students to work with large and messy datasets that may be found in a number of industries, write code, and analyze that data.  Potential careers include:

*Legal Informatics (Discovery Analyst, Legal Documents Analyst, Case Management Consultant, Legal Investigator, Litigation Support Analyst, and others)

*Competitive Intelligence (Business Intelligence Analyst, Sales Force Analyst, Knowledge Management Officer, Intelligence Specialist, Predictive Data Analyst)

Concentrations

  • Quantitative Economics
  • Geoinformatics

Requirements and Courses

Quantitative Economics
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major, minor, or concentration in economics, mathematics, statistics, sciences, social science, or related field from an accredited 4-year institution.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for full admissions. Below 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission.
  • At least one course in statistics.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Current resume.
  • Advising interview.
  • Statement of Objectives.
  • At least one course in economics (or equivalent.)
  • At least one course in statistics (or equivalent.)
  • At least one course in calculus (or equivalent.)
  • 15 hours of core courses, 6 hours of capstone, and 15 hours of concentration-specific electives.
Geoinformatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography, Geology, Earth Science or closely related field from an accredited 4-year institution.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for full admissions. Below 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Current resume.
  • Advising interview.
  • Statement of Objectives.
  • At least one course in geographic information systems (GIS.)
  • At least one course in Cartography.
  • At least one course in Statistics.
  • At least one course in Computer Programming (Fortran, Visual Basic, C++, Perl, Python, R, etc.)
  • 15 hours of core courses, 6 hours of capstone, and 15 hours of concentration-specific electives.
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Prerequisites:

Quantitative Economics:
  • A bachelor’s degree with a major, minor, or concentration in economics, mathematics, statistics, sciences, social science or related field.
  • At least one course in economics (or equivalent)
  • At least one course in statistics (or equivalent)
  • At least one course in calculus (or equivalent)
Geoinformatics:
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography, Geology, Earth Science or closely related field.
  • At least one course in geographic information systems (GIS).
  • At least one course in Cartography.
  • At least one course in Statistics.
  • At least one course in Computer Programming (Fortran, Visual Basic, C++, Perl, Python, R, etc.)