Science Education (MS, MAT, or PhD)
The MS, MAT, and PhD in Science Education are awarded by the Graduate College. The MS is thesis program only. The MAT is a nonthesis program.
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.
For MAT applicants:
- Fall semester—March 1
- Spring semester—October 1*
- Summer session—March 1
* Three semesters of science methods/practicum courses must be taken before the student teaching semester begins in the fall.
For MS and PhD applicants:
- Fall semester—January 15 (Faculty will review all graduate applications for admission and assistantships—including those submitted by international students—beginning January 15. Assistantships will not be offered until late March. Applications received after January 15 will be considered only if space and funding are available.)
- Spring semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students)
- Summer session—April 15 (March 1 for internationalstudents)
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)
- Three Letters of Recommendation (PDF)
- MAT applicants must submit a Teacher Education Program Application
- MAT candidates must also do a formal interview with faculty
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."