Master of Public Informatics—A STEM-Designated Master’s Program

Now Accepting Applications for Spring / January 2022.
Application Deadline is November 1st.

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Training Data and Informatics Professionals

The data revolution has arrived in the public sector. Become a leader in this new field.

A revolution is underway in the fields of city planning, policy, operations, and management; and public policy and public administration. We now have ubiquitous sensors, telecommunications networks, and advanced data analytics to make evidence-based decision making more feasible.

The limiting factor to successful use of big data is the skill set of traditionally trained analysts and administrators who are not familiar with advanced computational tools and data management techniques. Public informatics is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured. Cross-trained professionals with skills in public applications of information science are needed to address this training gap.

The Bloustein School’s Master of Public Informatics provides the vehicle for educating professional student cohorts in the competencies needed in public informatics: statistics, programming, data management, data analytics, visualization, spatial analysis, applications and the integration of these skills. Graduates of the program will bring a critical voice and a deep understanding of context to an emerging field.

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The post-baccalaureate Certificate in Public and Urban Informatics allows non-matriculated students, who have completed an undergraduate degree from a nationally/internationally accredited program, to enhance their data and informatics skills to the application of planning and public policy topics.

Professionals who are starting their careers may pursue this certificate to enhance their skills and explore pursuing the Bloustein School’s master’s in public informatics;  mid-career professionals may find this certificate of interest in order to upgrade and advance their quantitative and informatics capabilities.

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