Schools, Culture, & Society (MA or PhD)
The MA and the PhD in Schools, Culture, & Society are awarded by the Graduate College. The MA is offered with or without a thesis.
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.
We will continue to review applications beyond these dates. Applilcants are encouraged to apply early.
- Ph.D. Deadline—January 15*
- M.A. Deadline—February 15*
* We will continue to review applications beyond this date however, program enrollment numbers may limit late admissions. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
For this degree program, you will need to send some application materials to the College of Education and some to the Office of Admissions, which handles Graduate College applications.
Materials to send to the College of Education:
- Your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
- Three Letters of Recommendation (PDF)
- A one- to three-page statement of purpose
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 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.
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."