Master of Professional Studies in Informatics

Program Format
Online|
Application Deadlines
Fall 2020

Term A: September 4, 2020 | Beginning September 14, 2020
Term B: October 16, 2020 | Beginning October 26, 2020

Winter 2021

Term A: January 1, 2021 | Beginning January 11, 2021
Term B: February 12, 2021 | Beginning February 26, 2021

Spring 2021

Term A: April 2, 2021 | Beginning April 12, 2021
Term B: May 14, 2021 | Beginning May 24, 2021
Credits Required for Graduation
This degree is extremely flexible so the length is unique to the individual learner. On average, students complete this program in 15 to 24 months.

Program Description

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.

 

Please Note: This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for the period from March 6, 2020  to March 5, 2025. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

Program Objectives

  • Gain a strategic framework for aligning competitive strategies, core competencies, and information systems
  • Examine concepts, architectures, protocols, standards, and security models for digital networks
  • Acquire tools and techniques for effectively managing small, medium, and large programming projects
  • Learn how to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to research and analysis
  • Understand what is required to research, identify, design, implement, secure, and manage technology
  • Explore cutting-edge software principles and programming techniques

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