US Citizens & Permanent Residents


These are the estimated annual expenses for graduate students enrolled in the MS, PhD, MME, MCA, or MPA programs in medicine* (not including the MD or DPT programs) for 9 or more semester hours for the fall and spring semester.

Iowa Residents
Tuition & Fees**
Living Expenses***

Students with assistantships
Students holding an assistantship (quarter-time or more) are classified as residents for fee purposes for the terms during which their appointments are held and any adjacent Summer Sessions in which they are enrolled. They are not assessed a technology fee.

Students holding a quarter-time or more teaching or research assistantship (covered by the COGS bargaining unit) are assured a minimum tuition scholarship. This does not include scholarships for Summer Session enrollment. Rates are based on a registration of 9 semester hours (or more) and are prorated as necessary.

*Which includes students in the following degree programs:

  • Anatomy & Cell Biology (PhD)
  • Biochemistry (MS or PhD)
  • Biosciences Program (PhD)
  • Free Radical & Radiation Biology Program (MS or PhD)
  • Genetics (PhD)
  • Human Toxicology (PhD)
  • Immunology (PhD)
  • Informatics (MS or PhD)
  • Master in Medical Education (MME)
  • Master in Clinical Anatomy (MCA)
  • Microbiology (PhD)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology (PhD)
  • Molecular Physiology & Biophysics (MS or PhD)
  • Neuroscience (PhD)
  • Pathology (MS)
  • Pharmacology (MS or PhD)
  • Physical Rehabilitation Science (PhD)
  • Physical Therapy (PhD)
  • Physician Assistant (MPA)
  • Translational Biomedicine (MS or PhD)

** This includes the following fees: technology, arts and cultural events, student activity, student services, student union, building, recreation, professional enhancement, and health.

*** Living expenses reflect the estimated annual student costs of housing, transportation, food, and other personal expenses based on federal financial aid guidelines (family expenses not included), according to the UI Office of Student Financial Aid.