Graduate degrees: M.S.in informatics; Ph.D. in informatics
- John C. Keller (Graduate College)
- Michael Apicella (Microbiology/Internal Medicine), Marc Armstrong (Geography), Jose Assouline (Biomedical Engineering), Gary Baumbach (Pathology), David Bennett (Geography), Alison Bianchi (Sociology), Frederick Boehmke (Political Science/Public Policy Center), Bob Boynton (Political Science), Terry Braun (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/Electrical and Computer Engineering/Biomedical Engineering), Andre Brock (Library and Information Science/Interdisciplinary Programs), Jane Brokel (Nursing), John Brooks (Epidemiology/Pharmacy/Health Management and Policy), Pat Brophy (Pediatrics/Surgery), Lee Carmen (Health Management and Policy), Thomas Casavant (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/Electrical and Computer Engineering/Biomedical Engineering), Octav Chipara (Computer Science), Josep Comeron (Biology), Thomas Cook ( International Programs/Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science/Occupational and Environmental Health), Mary Kathryn Cowles (Statistics and Actuarial Science/Biostatistics), James Cremer (Computer Science), Donna D'Alessandro (Pediatrics), Michael D'Alessandro (Radiology), Peter Damiano (Public Policy Center/Preventive and Community Dentistry), Benjamin Darbro (Pediatrics), Beverly Davidson (Internal Medicine/Neurology/Molecular Physiology and Biophysics), Deborah Dawson (Pediatric Dentistry/Biostatistics), Franklin Dexter (Anesthesia/Health Management and Policy), John Donelson (Biochemistry), David Eichmann (Library and Information Science), John Engelhardt (Internal Medicine/Anatomy and Cell Biology), Jan Fassler (Biology), Elizabeth Field (Internal Medicine), R. William Field (Epidemiology/Occupational and Environmental Health), Michael Finkelstein (Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine/Anatomy and Cell Biology), Charles T. Foster Jr. (Geoscience), Richard Funderburg (Urban and Regional Planning), Laurence Fuortes (International Programs/Epidemiology/Occupational and Environmental Health), Paul Hanley (Urban and Regional Planning/Civil and Environmental Engineering/Public Policy Center), Eric Hoffman (Radiology/Internal Medicine/Biomedical Engineering), Juan Pablo Hourcade (Computer Science), Haowei Hsieh (Library and Information Science), Deborah Kacmarynski (Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery/Pediatrics), Patricia Katopol (Library and Information Science), David Katz ( Internal Medicine/Epidemiology), Joseph Kearney (Computer Science), John Kemp (Pathology), Al Klingelhutz (Microbiology/Radiation Oncology), Matt Krasowski (Pathology), Naresh Kumar (Geography), Andrew Kusiak (Nursing/Industrial Engineering), Yi Li (Mathematics), Jim Jung-Ching Lin (Biology), Marc Linderman (Geography), John Logsdon (Biology), Der-Fa Lu (Nursing), Freda Lynn (Sociology), Michael Mackey (Radiology/Biomedical Engineering), George Malanson (Geography), John Manak (Pediatrics/Biology), Miwa Matsuo (Urban and Regional Planning), Bryant McAllister (Biology), Ann Marie McCarthy (Community and Behavioral Health/Pediatrics/Nursing), Paul McCray (Microbiology/Internal Medicine/Pediatrics), Prakash Nadkarni (Internal Medicine), Jun Ni (Radiology/Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Andrew Norris (Pediatrics/Biochemistry), Gautam Pant (Management Sciences), Thomas Peters (Occupational and Environmental Health), Kirk Phillips (Epidemiology), Phil Polgreen (Epidemiology/Internal Medicine), Joseph Reinhardt (Biomedical Engineering), Jennifer Robinson (Internal Medicine/Epidemiology), John Robinson (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Gerard Rushton (Geography/Health Management and Policy), Yutaka Sato (Radiology), Todd Scheetz (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/Biomedical Engineering), Jerald L. Schnoor (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health), Alberto Segre (Nursing/Computer Science), Val Sheffield (Pediatrics), Curt Sigmund (Pharmacology/Internal Medicine/Molecular Physiology and Biophysics), Lisa Skemp (International Programs/Nursing), Richard Smith ( Internal Medicine/Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Pediatrics/Molecular Physiology and Biophysics), David Soll (Biology), Bernard Sorofman (Pharmacy), Christopher Squier (International Programs), Padmini Srinivasan (Nursing/Computer Science), Kathleen Stewart (Geography), Edwin Stone (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences), Nick Street (Nursing/Management Sciences/Computer Science), Kai Tan (Internal Medicine), James Torner (Epidemiology/Neurosurgery/Surgery/Education), Daniel Tranel (Psychology/Neurology), Kai Wang (Biostatistics), Marcia Ward (Health Management and Policy), George Weiner (Internal Medicine), Michael Welsh (Internal Medicine/Neurosurgery/Molecular Physiology and Biophysics), Ann Williamson (Nursing), Xiaodong Wu (Electrical and Computer Engineering/Radiation Oncology), Yi Xing (Internal Medicine/Biostatistics), Jinhu Xiong (Radiology/ Biomedical Engineering), Ying Zhang (Biostatistics), You-Kuan Zhang (Geoscience/Civil and Environmental Engineering), Kang Zhao (Management Sciences), Dale Zimmerman (Statistics and Actuarial ScienceBiostatistics/)
Graduate certificate: informatics
Web site: http://informatics.grad.uiowa.edu
The field of informatics springs from the intersection of computational disciplines related to the humanities, the arts, and the biological, health, natural, and social sciences. As the rapid development of information technology transforms the world of human pursuits, informatics offers ways to solve new problems and to examine existing problems from new perspectives.
The Informatics Program provides graduate students the opportunity to study informatics in the broadest sense. The program is interdisciplinary, involving the Graduate College, the Carver College of Medicine, the Tippie College of Business, and the Colleges of Dentistry, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.
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Graduate Programs of Study
- Master of Science in informatics
- Doctor of Philosophy in informatics
- Certificate in Informatics
The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in informatics are offered with two subtracks: health informatics and information science. The Certificate in Informatics is offered with four subtracks: bioinformatics and computational biology, geoinformatics, health informatics, and information science.
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Master of Science
The Master of Science program in informatics requires a minimum of 32 s.h. of graduate credit. It is offered with subtracks in health informatics and information science. Students working toward a Doctor of Philosophy in informatics may be granted a Master of Science upon completion of the M.S. requirements.
The 32 s.h. required for the M.S. includes 9 s.h. in foundations of informatics and at least 9 s.h. in disciplinary applications of informatics.
Students select an advisor from their subtrack's affiliated faculty members. In consultation with their advisors, students prepare a study plan, which is reviewed at least once a year. A final master's degree examination, either oral or written, is required.
For more information about the Master of Science requirements, visit the Informatics Program web site.
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Doctor of Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy program in informatics requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit. It is offered with subtracks in health informatics and information science.
The 72 s.h. required for the Ph.D. includes 9 s.h. in foundations of informatics and at least 9 s.h. in disciplinary applications of informatics.
Students select an advisor from their subtrack's affiliated faculty members. In consultation with their advisors, students prepare a study plan, which is reviewed by their mentors and curricular advisory committees at least once a year. Ph.D. students must pass a comprehensive examination at or near completion of their course work requirements. The exam may be written, oral, or both, depending on the structure of the student's subtrack or the decision of the student's committee.
A student who does not already hold an M.S. in informatics from The University of Iowa and who has passed the Ph.D. comprehensive examination may be granted an M.S. degree in informatics without taking the final master's degree exam, upon recommendation by the informatics program.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, including the dissertation and its oral defense, students are awarded a Doctor of Philosophy.
For more information about the Doctor of Philosophy requirements, visit the Informatics Program web site.
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The Certificate in Informatics requires a minimum of 18-21 s.h. of graduate credit, depending on choice of subtrack: the subtracks in bioinformatics and computational biology, health informatics, and information science require a minimum of 18 s.h.; the geoinformatics subtrack requires a minimum of 21 s.h. The program is designed for students enrolled in University of Iowa graduate degree programs who wish to study informatics as a complement to their degree programs.
All subtracks require 9 s.h. in the foundations of informatics. In addition, the subtracks in bioinformatics and computational biology, health informatics, and information science require at least 9 s.h. in disciplinary applications of informatics; and the geoinformatics subtrack requires at least 12 s.h. in disciplinary applications of informatics. Work toward the certificate may not be substituted completely for courses or examinations required by the student's graduate degree program.
For more information about certificate requirements, visit the Informatics Program web site.
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Applicants to the M.S., Ph.D., or certificate program should apply to the degree subtrack of their choice. The subtrack programs make independent admission decisions. Certificate program applicants must be enrolled in a University of Iowa graduate degree program and must be in good academic standing in their degree programs.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog. They also must meet the admission requirements of the informatics subtrack they want to enter; see Prospective Students/Admission Requirements and How To Apply on the program's web site.
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|200:220 (IGPI:6220) Social Informatics||3 s.h.|
Study of information and communication tools (ICTs) in cultural or institutional contexts; how ICTs are conceptualized, disseminated, and used in everyday and specialized environments such as libraries, education settings, corporations, local communities, cultural groups, political campaigns, and Web 2.0. Prerequisites: 021:101 (SLIS:5010).
Same as 021:210 (SLIS:6130).|
|200:297 (IGPI:6510) Readings in Informatics||arr.|
Topics not covered in other courses; individual study.