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Thank you for your interest in admission to the University of Iowa. The University of Iowa was the first university to offer academic credit for creative work, continues as a pioneer in the area of interdisciplinary studies, and is a world leader in the health sciences. We invite you to explore our admission requirements and opportunities and to consider a campus visit.


Admissions Requirements

The general minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate College at the University of Iowa are listed below; the admission requirements of individual departments and programs may be higher.

For admission to the University of Iowa Graduate College (necessary for departmental admission) applicants must have:

  • a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions
  • a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.


Non-degree Enrollment

If you wish to register for graduate-level courses at the University of Iowa, but you aren't seeking admission to a departmental program, you should apply as a non-degree graduate student.

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