The Certificate in Informatics requires a minimum of 18-21 s.h. of graduate credit, depending on a student's choice of subprogram: the subprograms in bioinformatics and computational biology, health informatics, and information science require a minimum of 18 s.h.; the geoinformatics subprogram requires a minimum of 21 s.h. The certificate program is designed for students enrolled in University of Iowa graduate degree programs who wish to study informatics as a complement to their degree program and for nondegree students who are interested in increasing their knowledge of informatics.

All subprograms require a minimum of 9-12 s.h. in the foundations of informatics. In addition, the subprograms in bioinformatics and computational biology, health informatics, and information science require at least 9 s.h. in disciplinary applications of informatics; and the geoinformatics subprogram requires at least 12 s.h. in disciplinary applications of informatics. 

For more information about certificate requirements, see the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics website.

Admission

Applicants to the certificate program should apply to the degree subprogram of their choice; the subprograms make independent admission decisions. Certificate program applicants may be degree or nondegree graduate students. Applicants who are enrolled in a University of Iowa graduate degree program must be in good academic standing in their program.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College. They also must meet the admission requirements of the informatics subprogram they want to enter; see Prospective Students/Admission Information on the program's website.