UI Graduate College Students (currently in a University of Iowa Graduate Program)

The Informatics Certificate Program is open to graduate students in good standing (if non-degree seeking, see below) who wish to complement their own disciplinary studies with foundational and applied knowledge in informatics. Students must complete a minimum of 18-24 semester hours for the Informatics Certificate with at least 9 hours in Foundations of Informatics coursework, and the remaining hours in Disciplinary Requirements.

Applications for the certificate programs are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Certificate applications must be submitted for admission at least one semester prior to the semester in which the student seeks to complete the certificate requirements:

  • A cover letter describing how the particular subprogram’s certificate program fits into your primary program of study.
  • A letter of support from your advisor, approving the addition of the certificate curriculum to your current program of study.
  • The certificate tracking form for the subprogram specifying a list of courses satisfying the certificate, with grades for completed courses.

Apply as current UI Graduate Student:

Non- Degree Candidates (not currently a Graduate Student or a student in a Professional Degree Program)

Non- Degree Candidates  - This option is available for all subprograms: Bioinformatics, Geoinformatics, Health Informatics, and Information Science.

Apply as a non-degree seeking student:

Please make sure you select the certificate subprogram you are applying for during the application process: Bioinformatics, Geoinformatics, Health Informatics, Information Science Informatics

Subprogram Requirements: email the following documents to


Each candidate's application will be evaluated by a committee of subprogram faculty, who then make an admissions recommendation to the Graduate College.  

Non-degree students will be assigned an advisor after their application and admission to the G9 program, but are encouraged to work with the IGPI Program Coordinator on their initial plan of study.