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Community & Behavioral Health (MS or PhD)

The MS and the PhD in Community & Behavioral Health are awarded by the Graduate College. The department also offers MS and PhD subtracks in Health Communication and a PhD subtrack in Addiction Studies. Instruction is offered through the College of Public Health.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines 

  • Fall semester—January 15
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—fall entry preferred

Application Procedures 

The graduate application process has two steps

  • Submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • SOPHAS Application
  • Official transcripts showing all previous undergraduate and graduate work with grades and degrees.
  • Official GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • TOEFL for International Students
  • A copy of your master's thesis (PhD applicants only; if unavailable, submit a sample of your scholarly writing)

Materials to send to Admissions

  • A set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Apply 

Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information 

Department of Community & Behavioral Health
The University of Iowa
N477 CPHB
105 River St.
Iowa City, IA 52242
torrie-malichky@uiowa.edu
319-384-1490

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1525