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Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

Post-Graduate Certificate Programs
For students interested in a Health Systems/Administration Post- MSN

For students interested in a second APRN certification. Admission is available on a limited basis.

Requirements Specifically for Post-Graduate Certificate Students 
{*Please contact the Graduate Programs Office at prior to applying}

**The online application to Graduate Admissions is not necessary. Instead, you will complete the Graduate Nondegree Application at the following website: Be sure to indicate Certificate for the Purpose of Attending and then indicate which certificate program you are applying to. Submit all documents to


*Notification of Admission: Applicants will be notified regarding admission the week of 3/11/19 


Post-Graduate Certificate Interviews: Information can be found at

  • Goal Statement
  • Statement of Disclosure
  • Transcripts (we will accept unofficial or student copies) University of Iowa transcripts do not need to be provided. Note, once admitted, Graduate Admission will require official transcripts from all colleges except the University of Iowa.
  • Resume
  • Copy of RN license
  • Copy of APRN certification card (*not needed for Health Systems/Administration PGC)
  • Verification on clinical hours from the director of their NP program (non-University of Iowa graduates only)
  • Three (3) professional recommendations (University of Iowa recommendation forms required). Recommendation to be sent electronically by recommender to

Fee Tuition Technology Fee Total:
1 hr $544 126.75 $670.75
2 hrs $1,088 126.75 $1,214.75
3 hrs $1,632 126.75 $1,758.75
4 hrs $2,176 190.25 $2,366.25
5 hrs $2,720 190.25 $2,910.25
6 hrs $3,264 190.25 $3,454.25
7 hrs $3,808 190.25 $3,998.25
8 hrs $4,352 190.25 $4,542.25
9+ hrs $4,892.50 253.50 $5,146

*Tuition is the same for residents and non-residents