Overall, Iowa is ranked as the 34th Best Public National University in the 2019 U.S.News & World Report rankings, which compared public research universities that also offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs.

Areas of Study

In the most recent rankings of graduate programs by U.S.News & World Report, 24 of our graduate and professional degree programs are Ranked Among the Top 25 such programs in the country.

  • Graduate & Professional Areas of Study
    Choose from more than 100 areas of study.
  • Combined Degree Programs
    Iowa offers several opportunities for students to earn two advanced degrees simultaneously.
  • Distance and Online Education
    Distance and Online Education offers credit courses and degree-related course sequences. Applicants who plan to take only Distance and Online Education courses (Online, GIS, On-Campus, Off-Campus), but are not seeking a admission to a degree program should apply as a Continuing Education Student

Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission requirements and application deadlines vary depending on your area of study. Review the list of programs to see the requirements associated with the degree you seek.

Orientation Programs

This annual welcome and orientation program is designed to help all new graduate students learn more about university facilities and procedures. Many academic departments host orientation programs, as well. Check with your department for details.

Course Registration

All students are required to meet with an academic adviser before registering for classes. International students must also attend the International Student Orientation program before registering for classes.