Informatics

Degree:
  • Master's
Location: Anywhere

Why Informatics?

The Master of Professional Studies in Informatics prepares you to excel in the fast-growing and dynamic field of informatics.

In today’s technology-driven information economy, informatics—the analysis and design of how human beings interact with information—has applications across many industries, including healthcare, consulting, education, finance, manufacturing, and communications. From designing human-centered information systems to handling data and information security and creating mobile applications, informatics professionals bring technical expertise to bear on a wide range of challenges involving the usability, reliability, privacy, safety and security of information.

This program prepares students to be successful for IT applications and management positions through a balanced curriculum that combines information science knowledge and technical skills training with an understanding of business fundamentals and strategic thinking regarding IT innovation. By connecting computing skills and applications to real-world challenges of information strategy, data governance, ethics and business intelligence, students earn competency in the areas of information technology management, system design and development, information security, human-computer interaction, data analytics, cloud computing and web services, and enterprise architecture.


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Unique Features

  • Online and on-ground programs provide flexibility to working professionals and international students who want to advance in Information Technology and Management
  • Program draws students from diverse educational backgrounds
  • Experiential learning experience provides students the opportunity to work on real-world business projects
  • A STEM-designated graduate degree allows international students to have extended period of Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Program Portfolios

  • A balanced technical skill training and management courses, combined with real-world projects to demonstrate competency required for Information Technology Management
  • Learn programming techniques and database management, explore cutting-edge industry demanded software and tools
  • Gain a strategic framework and competitive strategies to design and develop information systems
  • Examine concepts, architectures, protocols, standards, and security models for digital networks
  • Acquire sufficient cloud computing skills for effectively managing IT resources in small, medium, and large business unit  
  • Adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to real-world research, data analysis, and problem-solving

What you'll study

General Requirements

Master of Professional Studies in Informatics Core Requirements

ITC 6400 - Foundations of Informatics
3.00
ITC 6000 - Database Management Systems
3.00
ITC 6010 - Information Technology Strategy and Governance
3.00
ITC 6020 - Information Systems Design and Development
3.00
ITC 6035 - Information Technology Project Management
3.00
 

Capstone and Experiential Learning 

ITC 6040 - Informatics Capstone
3.00
INT 6940 - Experiential Learning Projects for Professionals
1.00 - 4.00
 

Electives

Complete 5–6 quarter hours from the following:

DGM 6501 - Web Creation Boot Camp
2.00
DGM 6521 - Web Creation for Content Management Systems
2.00
DGM 6145 - Information Technology and Creative Practice
4.00
EDU 6184 - Interdisciplinary Foundations
2.00
GIS 6360 - Spatial Databases
3.00
ITC 6030 - Computer Systems and Networks
3.00
ITC 6080 - Network Security Concepts
4.00
ITC 6082 - Network Protection
4.00
ITC 6430 - Enterprise Information Technology Service Management
3.00
ITC 6340 - Mobile and Wireless Networks and Applications
3.00
ITC 6345 - Systems and Network Administration
3.00
ALY 6050 - Introduction to Enterprise Analytics
3.00
ALY 6060 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence
3.00
ALY 6100 - Data-Driven Decision Making
3.00
ALY 6110 - Data Management and Big Data
3.00
ALY 6120 - Leadership in Analytics
3.00
ALY 6130 - Risk Management for Analytics
3.00
ALY 6015 - Intermediate Analytics
3.00
ALY 6030 - Data Warehousing and SQL
3.00
ITC 6045 - Information Technology Policy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
3.00
GIS 5103 - Foundations of Geographic Information Science
4.00
GIS 6340 - GIS Customization
3.00
GIS 6391 - Healthcare Applications of Geographic Information Systems
3.00
PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
3.00
PJM 6205 - Leading and Managing Technical Projects
3.00
TCC 6110 - Information Architecture
4.00
     

INPS 5184 Interdisciplinary Professional Foundations 

Note: Students may complete INPS 5184 or EDU 6184.

Concentrations

Information Security Management

ITC 6300 - Foundations of Information Security
3.00
ITC 6305 - IT Infrastructure (Systems, Networks, Telecom)
3.00
ITC 6310 - Information Security Governance
3.00
ITC 6315 - Information Security Risk Management
3.00
ITC 6320 - Information Security Technology
3.00

Complete one of the following:

ITC 6325 - CISA Preparation
3.00
ITC 6330 - CISSP Preparation
3.00
MIS 6080 - Network Security Concepts
4.00
MIS 6082 - Network Protection
4.00
   

Geographic Information Systems

Classes offered online only: 

GIS 5103 - Foundations of Geographic Information Science
4.00
RMS 5105 - Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
3.00
GIS 5201 - Advanced Spatial Analysis
3.00
 

Complete three of the following: 

GIS 6340 - GIS Customization
3.00
GIS 6350 - Planning a GIS Implementation
3.00
GIS 6360 - Spatial Databases
3.00
GIS 6370 - Internet-Based GIS
3.00
GIS 6385 - GIS/Cartography
3.00
GIS 6390 - Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems
3.00
GIS 6391 - Healthcare Applications of Geographic Information Systems
3.00
 
Leading and Managing Technical Projects

PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
3.00
PJM 6205 - Leading and Managing Technical Projects
3.00
PJM 6210 - Communication Skills for Project Managers
3.00
PJM 6215 - Leading Remote Project Teams
3.00
PJM 6810 - Principles of Agile Project Management
3.00
PJM 6825 - Agile Lean Product Development
3.00
 

Analytics
ALY 6000 - Introduction to Analytics
3.00
ALY 6010 - Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics
3.00
ALY 6020 - Predictive Analytics
3.00
ALY 6040 - Data Mining Applications
3.00
ALY 6070 - Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics
3.00

Complete one of the following:

ALY 6015 - Intermediate Analytics
3.00
ALY 6030 - Data Warehousing and SQL
3.00
ALY 6110 - Data Management and Big Data
3.00
Human-Centered Informatics
ITC 6410 - Fundamentals of Human Behaviors for Interactive Systems
3.00
DGM 6461 - Interactive Information Design 1
4.00
DGM 6168 - Usability and Human Interaction
4.00
DGM 6268 - Usable Design for Mobile Digital Media
4.00

Complete one of the following:

DGM 6463 - Interactive Information Design 2
4.00
ALY 6070 - Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics
3.00
ITC 6355 - Web Application Design and Development
3.00
Cloud Computing Application and Management
ITC 6420 - Introduction to Cloud Computing Applications and Management
3.00
ITC 6450 - Advanced Cloud Computing Applications and Management
3.00
ITC 6015 - Enterprise Information Architecture
3.00
ITC 6320 - Information Security Technology
3.00
ITC 6355 - Web Application Design and Development
3.00

Complete one of the following:

ITC 6082 - Network Protection
4.00
ITC 6460 - Cloud Analytics
3.00
ITC 6470 - Enterprise Data Storage and Management Technologies
3.00

Did You Know?

Northeastern University's Master of Professional Studies in Informatics is designed for individuals working in healthcare, IT consulting, education, finance, manufacturing, and communications, and prepares IT professionals for management positions.

Did You Know?

By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to our Global Network of more than 3,200+ employer partners and 245,000 alumni. 

Average Time to Completion

1.5-3 years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No