Applications for Luddy's certificate programs are accepted in both the spring and fall.
How to Apply to Luddy's Graduate Certificate Program
All programs require a bachelor's degree and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited four-year collegiate institution
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or it’s equivalent with relevant graduate coursework
Requirements for the following certificates:
- Biomedical Data Analytics
- Clinical Informatics
- Public Health
- Health Information Management and Exchange
- Health Information Security
- Health Information Systems Architecture
Successful applicants include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, health care administrators, IT professionals, health researchers and others with a background in health care or IT.
Successful applicants for the graduate degrees in Human-Computer Interaction will have knowledge and skills (from either past education or work experience) in one or more of the following proficiency areas:
Proficiency in programming/scripting, including:
- A basic understanding of programming methodologies, such as system design and architectures or problem and algorithm analysis
- Other computing knowledge, such as artificial intelligence and database administration
Proficiency with the principles and processes of visual communication, industrial design, digital media, or other disciplines using design theory and practice, including:
- Knowledge and application of 3D animation and/or modeling tools
- Design methodologies for 2D and 3D product development
- Conceptual modeling, prototyping, and product delivery
- Fundamental concepts of visual communication (e.g., page design/layout)
- Design principles, typography and color theory
- Knowledge and application of a range of digital (vector and raster) authoring tools for Web or interface design
Coursework in one or more of the following areas:
- Psychology (general, cognitive, and behavioral)
- Sociology and anthropology (ethnography)
- Cross-cultural psychology and communication, information management, and/or information and library science
- Business, product strategy, management, marketing and related areas.
The Graduate Admissions Committee will review applications when all required materials are submitted and received and the $70 application fee is paid by the deadlines indicated.
Submit a 500-750 word personal statement in your own words indicating
- Why you’re applying to the program
- Your post-graduation career plans
The IU Writing Center provides instructions on how to write a personal statement and avoid plagiarism.
Upload transcripts and/or academic documents for every institution of higher education you attended to the online application. If a transcript is not in English, upload an English translation certified by the college issuing the transcript. We do not require hard copies of transcripts for application review. You do not need to physically mail any documents for admissions purposes.
Applicants with a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree from a non-U.S. institution are encouraged to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by one of the following credential evaluators:
All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial. Your unofficial transcript will be used for application review and admission. If you are admitted, you must submit your official hard copy transcripts. If you are currently finishing your bachelor’s degree, you must submit a document that certifies the awarding of the degree.
We accept official electronic transcripts submitted directly from the awarding institution. Those transcripts can be submitted to our admissions team at LuddyGRD@iu.edu.
We do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.
Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing your education, work experience, research, honors, and awards.
Archives Management and School Library applicants do not need to submit a resume or CV.
Applicants should submit a portfolio of projects (a link to an online portfolio or in PDF format). Applicants also should specify in the portfolio or resume their specific role and contribution to the portfolio projects. Applicants without an HCI-related background or experience should provide samples of projects completed in related areas, academic writing, published papers, software or programs, or any other evidence of scholarship or professional artifacts. There is no set format for the submission of the portfolio. The portfolio is the opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate persuasively the skills, knowledge, and potential ability to engage and contribute in high-quality, creative projects in human-computer interaction.
Submit proof of English proficiency if your native language is not English. This requirement may be waived if you are a citizen of the United States or a country where English is the official language for higher education, are completing your bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States or a country that is predominately English speaking.
90 TOEFL, Duolingo 130, or 7.0 IELTS
100% Online Programs:
100 TOEFL or 7.5 IELTS
Upload a copy of your test score results in the Documents Section (under Test Score Report upload option) on the online application. TOEFL test results may also be sent through ETS to IUPUI school code 1325.