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The Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary certificate that 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/nursing informatics and data science.   Individual programs of study allow for further specialization and development of knowledge in related fields.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0


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)
  • Foundations of Health Informatics (NURS 6702)

The remainder of the 15 credit hours should be selected to meet your learning objectives. 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.  All of the existing courses offered in the departments will be available to certificate students, although the research courses are less appropriate.

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.




Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • June 1

Spring Semester

  • October 1

Program Application 


Certificate Program Coordinator:

421 Wakara Way, Suite 140 Salt Lake City, UT  84108


Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah