This is a first version of the University of Iowa 2018-19 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF version will be published soon after the fall semester begins.

The graduate 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 health informatics and information science require a minimum of 18 s.h.; the bioinformatics and computational biology and the geoinformatics subprograms require 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 s.h. in the foundations of informatics.

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


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 Admission Requirements on the program's website.