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Foreign Language & ESL Education (MA, MAT)

The MA and the MAT in Teaching and Learning with a focus in Foreign Language & ESL Education are awarded by the Graduate College. The MA and the MAT are non-thesis degrees. The University also offers a PhD in Foreign Language & ESL Education.

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 

For the MA program:

  • Fall Semester admission—April 1; March 1 if you wish to be considered for departmental financial assistance (April 15 for international students) Due dates for consideration for funding for both MA and PhD are January 25 for fall consideration.
  • Spring Semester—October 1 
  • Summer Session—not offered

For the MAT program:

  • Fall Semester—March 1
  • Spring Semester—October 1 
  • Summer Session—March 1

Application Procedures 

To apply to this degree program, you will need to submit some application materials to your academic department and some to the Office of Admissions.

Materials to send to the department:

  • Your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • At least three Letters of Recommendation (PDF) - Applicants not only need to have their recommender fill out the form, but also have a letter from the recommender on institutional stationary. 
  • A statement of purpose explaining your graduate study and professional goals (MA applicants only)
  • Teacher Education Program Application (MAT/Certificate applicants only)
  • All materials must be submitted in English.

Materials to send to Admissions:

  • A second 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 must send their official TOEFL scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Apply 

If you Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. If you cannot pay by credit card, you may Download and Print an Application (PDF) and pay the fee by check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to "The University of Iowa."

Contact Information 

College of Education
The University of Iowa
N310 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA 52242 
sue-cline@uiowa.edu
319-335-5260

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