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), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • 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

Rolling admission fall semester:

  • Priority deadline - Jan. 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.


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