Informatics and Analytics program joins CAS

Posted on January 12, 2022

masked woman teaches while male student watches

masked woman teaches while male student watches

The Informatics and Analytics (I&A) program at UNC Greensboro will become an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) beginning in Fall 2022 with Dr. John Stufken as director.

I&A runs the MS in Informatics and Analytics (MSIA) program. This interdisciplinary STEM program admitted its first students in 2019 and has been housed and nurtured in the Graduate School.

In our data-driven world, skills to manage data and extract information from it are increasingly valuable throughout business and society. The MSIA program aims to teach such skills to a broad and diverse spectrum of students, whose backgrounds need not be in the quantitative sciences. All that is needed is a passion to learn from data!

Courses in the MSIA program can be completed on-campus or online, and students can be enrolled as full-time or part-time.

The MSIA program requires 30 credit hours, and consists of six core courses, three concentration courses, and a project-based capstone course. Core courses in the program are taught by faculty from I&A, Computer Science, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, and Mathematics and Statistics. The program currently offers concentrations in Advanced Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Computational Analytics, Geospatial Analytics, and Cultural Analytics. Capstone projects can be completed through business internships or working with faculty at UNCG.

While I&A does not have an undergraduate program, undergraduate students in other disciplines at UNCG can apply for a five-year accelerated BS/MS option that leads to the MSIA degree.

More information about the MSIA program is available at

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