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

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of undergraduate degree (minimum GPA: 3.00)
Estimated Cost of Attendance

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

Application Deadlines

One class of up to 16 students is enrolled in August each year. Interview and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

  • Fall semester—May 22
  • Priority deadline—not offered
  • Final deadline—not offered
Application Procedures

You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).

Submit all unofficial transcripts to

Once you have submitted the online application and transcripts, you will receive a link via email to complete the MCA secondary application.

GRE scores are not required for this program.

Degree program supplemental materials

  • A personal statement
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score submissions (all are optional)

Materials to send to Admissions

If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment. For international records, all records should bear the original stamp or seal of the institution and the signature of a school official. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a complete, literal, English translation, certified by the issuing institution.

International students may also be required to submit TOEFL scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.


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


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

Enrollment Management
The University of Iowa
2900 University Capitol Centre
201 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52242