Graduate Certificate

The Certificate Program allows students to gain a broad background in core Informatics issues, as well as more specialized knowledge in sub-domains such as bioinformatics, public health informatics, clinical information systems and medical imaging. Individual programs of study allow for further specialization and development of knowledge in related fields.

Certificate Program Acceptance Criteria & Prerequisites

Applicants must have:

•An undergraduate degree GPA of 3.0 (minimum) 

The GRE is not required.


A minimum of fifteen hours of course credits is needed for a certificate. The curriculum for the Informatics Graduate Certificate requires one of the following:

  • Foundations of Healthcare Informatics (BMI 6010)
  • Foundations of Bioinformatics (BMI 6030)
  • Public Health Informatics (BMI 6701)
  • The remainder of the 15 credit hours are taken as electives. Students may select courses to meet their learning objectives.

All of the existing courses offered in the department will be available to certificate students, although the research courses are less appropriate. It is expected that at least 12 of the 15 required hours will be from the Biomedical Informatics Department or Nursing Informatics Program course list.

Standard course prerequisite requirements will be followed as with degree seeking students. Students must earn at least a B- in each course in order to receive credit for the certificate. A faculty advisor will be assigned to each student to guide them in selecting courses that best meet their needs.

Program Application Instructions

Attention All Students!

Non-BMI students who sign up for BMI courses will be charged the “Differential per Credit Hour” charge only. Non-BMI students will not have to pay the “Differential Zero Hour Tuition” charges.

For additional information, please contact us.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • June 1

Spring Semester

  • October 1
Program Application

Contact Information

Certificate Program Coordinator:

Academic Program Manager
421 Wakara Way, Suite 140
Salt Lake City, UT  84108


Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah