Graduate Admissions - The University of Iowa

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High-Ranking Academic Programs

Iowa is an intellectually vibrant campus, attracting top scholars and researchers from around the world.

  • Variety. Iowa offers more than 110 Graduate and Professional Degree programs.
  • Joint degrees. With our Combined Degree Programs, you can earn two or more advanced degrees simultaneously.
  • Research opportunities. Iowa is one of the nation's foremost Research universities. The university received more than $456 million in external funding for scholarly research in fiscal year 2011.
  • High-tech resources. UI Libraries' collections are ranked 18th among the nation's public research libraries. Plus, Iowa has 26 easy-access computer labs across campus allowing you to access the Internet and your email almost any time.

Top-Ranked Graduate & Professional Degree Programs

Twenty-six UI programs are ranked among the top 25 such programs in the country in the latest graduate program rankings by U.S.News & World Report.

Top Ranked Programs
#1
Speech-Language Pathology 
MA program
#2
Audiology 
AuD & PhD programs
#2
Geriatric/Gerontological Nursing 
DNP program
#2
Nursing Service Administration
Nursing DNP/Health Systems program
#2
Physician Assistant Program
MPA program
#2
Rehabilitation Counseling
MA & PhD programs in education
#3
Social Psychology
MA program in sociology
#4
Printmaking
MFA program
#5
Physical Therapy Program
DPT program
#9
Rural Medicine
MD program 
#11
Nursing Anesthesia
DNP program
#11
Master of Nursing Program
MSN-CNL program
#12
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
DNP program
#12
Higher Education Administration
MA program
#13
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
MA program in education
#14
Healthcare Management
MHA program
#16
Primary Care Medicine
MD program
#16
Family Medicine
MD program
#16
Painting/Drawing
MFA program
#16
Master of Public Health Program
MPH program
#17
Doctor of Pharmacy Program
PharmD program
#18
Clinical Psychology
PhD program
#18
Internal Medicine
MD program
#22
Art and Design
MFA program
#24
Accounting
M.Ac. program
#25
Environmental Health
MS program in engineering