Graduate Studies

Over 40 Graduate Programs in a Diversity of Areas

The University of Northern Iowa offers over 40 graduate programs in a diversity of areas. You will find small-sized programs that offer personalized attention, active learning, and opportunities for research and practical experience in your field of interest. These experiences will enhance your education through the development of skills and knowledge and also prepare you to be a leader in your future profession.

We encourage you to take a close look at the master's programs offered at UNI and carefully examine the program-specific admission requirements. If you find a good match and want to invest in your future, take the first step by submitting your application.

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General Admission Requirements

Prospective graduate students must have graduated from an undergraduate program with results equivalent to a 3.00 GPA (grade point average) or above on a 4.00 scale. In addition, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed online application form
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75
  • All post-secondary educational transcripts*
  • Proof of English proficiency**

*3-year bachelor's degrees will be considered for admission to UNI master's programs.

**Students seeking conditional admission, due to low English proficiency, need a 46 on the TOEFL, a 5.5 on the IELTS, or a 75 on the Duolingo.