The graduate/professional certificate in bioinformatics is intended for students currently enrolled in medical school or biological science graduate programs at UW–Madison who are interested in bioinformatics training. This program provides formal training in the use and application of bioinformatics methods to solve problems in molecular biology. The goal is to give students enough basic knowledge to continue their own research and to collaborate effectively with computer scientists specializing in bioinformatic methods.

The graduate/professional certificate in bioinformatics consists of four courses for a total of 12 credits. Three of the courses are required; one is an elective. Depending on their course and/or research load, students are given two years to complete the program.

Students applying for the graduate/professional certificate program in bioinformatics submit application materials to the Bioinformatics Admissions Committee in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.