Graduate Programs Overview

University of Iowa is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Iowa City, Iowa. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,666 for Iowa residents and $27,613 for other students in average.

It offers three hundreds forty-one graduate programs: 135 Master's, 113 Doctorate, 43 Post-Bachelor's, 50 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,294 students have been conferred Master's degree and 936 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Iowa
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA
Graduate School Students7,667 students
1,903 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,666
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 341 Graduate Programs
135 Master's, 50 Doctorate, 93 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of Iowa with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Iowa residents, the tuition & fees are $11,666 and $27,613 for non-Iowa residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $648 for Iowa residents and $1,700 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$648$1,700
Books & Supplies$950
Room & Board$11,590 (On-Campus) / $9,576 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,230 (On-Campus) / $3,724 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$27,436$43,383
Off-Campus Total$25,916$41,863
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Iowa offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 341 major areas - 136 Master's (7 online programs), 113 Doctorate (7 online programs), 42 Post-Bachelor', 49 Post-Master'(7 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 31,656 students enrolled in University of Iowa including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,667 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,676 male and 3,991 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 4,742 full-time and 2,925 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,903 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 281 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students3,676
Women Students3,991
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students4,742
Part-time Students2,925
By race/ethnicity 4,977 White, 247 Black, and 430 Asian students are attending at University of Iowa. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races199
176 students are younger than 22 and 698 students are older than 65. The school has 4,842 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,951 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under176
40 & Over698
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Iowa, 1,903 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 281 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,667
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,903
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses281
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses5,483
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,903
Iowa Resident1,568
Other State In U.S.268
Outside of U.S.67

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