» Introduction

This resource contains survey information about informatics degree programs that are currently operating in the United States. To access information about programs in a particular area, for instance, just click on the topic area button to the left (for instance bioinformatics). You will then see a list of all surveys of informatics programs in that area. Then click on the particular survey you wish to view.

Surveys are presented in two ways: simple to view web page summaries, or detailed Excel files containing the complete survey information). All materials contain links so that you can easily access more information about the programs directly from their web pages by simply clicking on an entry.

The first summary was initially compiled for a panel presentation at the 2002 American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting. It was revised in July 2003 and again in April 2004 for an article in the special topics issue of JASIST (March 2005, 56(5)) on bioinformatics. The survey methodology used for gathering information on bioinformatics and now for all informatics programs is described in the paper. Survey information is maintained and continually updated by Dr. Bradley Hemminger at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We strive to maintain accuracy in our program descriptions, so if you have any information that you would like us to add or update, please contact Brad Hemminger via email. We generally update the surveys about once a year.