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Informatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Offered by the School of Computing and Informatics, the program takes an interdisciplinary approach to bridging the world of technology and business by preparing students to design and implement enterprise computing — including analytics, reporting, database management, and other software solutions systems — that can be applied in a wide range of industries.

The program is designed to allow you to focus courses around your own interests in business, interactive media technology, system administration, web development, and network security. We emphasize the use of the scientific method to design and develop computing and information technologies, as well as designing, maintaining, and adapting information systems to solve problems while also understanding the needs of the end user.

Programme Structure

This is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that provides opportunities to take additional courses in biology, business, geology, math, physics, psychology, and more. This flexibility makes our graduates much more adaptable in their careers since informatics is used in virtually every industry, including healthcare, large-scale retail, space exploration, entertainment, and other non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for graduate study at UL Lafayette, you must:
  • have (or soon have) a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited university.
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) if you are an international applicant. 
  • provide additional application materials (including GRE/GMAT) depending on the degree program to which you're applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1864 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1864 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1572 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1572 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1572 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1572 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lafayette

  • 925 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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