Students in the MCA Program apply to and receive their degree from the College of Medicine.

Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory performance on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Successful completion of undergraduate degree (minimum GPA: 3.0)

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission Fall semester:

  • Priority deadline - January 31
  • Final deadline - May 22

Application Procedures

  • Step 1: Submit the online application to the Office of Admissions. 
    • Send an official transcript showing your course work and degree to the Office of Admissions (address below).
  • Step 2: MCA Program, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Carver College of Medicine:
    • Once your registration is cleared by UI Admissions (Step 1), you will receive a link via email to complete the MCA Additional Information.
    • Provide three letters of reference/support
    • Submit an official transcript
    • Submit a resume/Cover Letter
    • Submit a personal statement


Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information

MCA Admissions
College of Medicine 
The University of Iowa 
Anatomy and Cell Biology 1-323 BSB
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396