Informatics Academics


Academics — Informatics

The Master of Science in Informatics program includes core foundational courses as well as specialized classes that focus on specific domains such as health or cybersecurity.

All course work will focus on human/computer interaction and the best ways to meet the needs of the end user.

Course work (18 units) will provide the foundations and skills needed to:

  • Manage and secure electronic records;
  • Set up secure digital assets management systems (DAM) working with metadata, workflow, taxonomy, and data security of digital assets;
  • Manage projects: people, timelines, resources, goals, and outcomes.

Students will have an opportunity to apply the Informatics skill set in one of two contexts with an additional 9 units focused on end users within a specialized domain, such as:

  • Health (including Telehealth)
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

Please note classes for these specializations may not always be available. Be sure to consult the Course Rotations and Specializations Calendar pages to plan your schedule and area of specialization. 

MS in Informatics students may use the iSchool Unit Planning Tool to create a customized plan to complete their degree.

The culminating requirement for all students is an Organizational Consulting project (3 units) where students will apply the knowledge and skills developed in the program to address a specific problem in their chosen specialized domain (such as health or privacy).

30 Total Units to Degree

  • 18 Units Skills and Foundation
  • 9 Units Specialization
  • 3 Units Culminating Project

iSchool’s New Informatics Program Awarded $50,000 California State University Innovation Grant

The San José State University College of Professional and Global Education has awarded the School of Information a two-year California State University Innovation Grant in the amount of $50,000 for its Master of Science in Informatics program, launching this fall.

A dynamic interdisciplinary field, informatics emphasizes analyzing and managing data while making that data secure and actionable for users within the specific domains of health, cybersecurity and privacy, and sports.