New Graduate & Professional Students
Thank you for considering the University of Iowa! Iowa is a top American university with a global reputation. We're grounded in tradition, but intent on innovation, powered by school spirit, yet serious about scholarship—all in an environment that's casual and comfortable, cosmopolitan and creative.
With more than 30,000 students, the University of Iowa delivers the energy and opportunity of a leading university, but remains one of the smallest and most affordable universities among its peer institutions. In addition, Iowa City frequently ranks among the best and most-livable college towns in America. Graduate and professional students comprise about a third of the university's total enrollment.
- About the University of Iowa
Dedicated faculty, highly ranked academic programs, and opportunities to teach and conduct research.
- Graduate & Professional Student Enrollment at Iowa
An overview of the enrollment in Iowa's graduate and professional degree programs.
- Iowa City—A Great College Town
You'll find plenty to do in Iowa City, which frequently ranks among America's most-livable communities.
Applying for Admission
Admission requirements vary depending on the degree program. Review our areas of study to find out more about your degree objective, the admission requirements, and the application process.
- Graduate & Professional Areas of Study
Choose from more than 110 areas of study across 11 colleges, including business, dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, public health, and Iowa's largest college, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Admission to the Graduate College
Specific degree programs may have additional requirements for admission.
- Applying for Assistantships & Financial Aid
Learn more about the options for helping to pay for your Iowa education.
After You Are Admitted
After we receive your application, we'll send you a HawkID and password to check your application status online, and to conduct other university business.
- Your Admissions Profile on the Iowa Student Information System
Iowa Student Information System is where you can conduct a variety of business with the university online.