College of Education
Embrace your brighter future with Iowa
Embrace your brighter future with Iowa

The University of Iowa Online Education Admissions

Important admissions dates

Term Priority Deadline Final Deadline Start Date
Fall 2023 July 14, 2023 August 7, 2023 August 21, 2023
Term Fall 2023
Priority Deadline July 14, 2023
Final Deadline August 7, 2023
Start Date August 21, 2023

How to apply

General application information

Specific admission requirements for the online Master of Science in STEM Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency are noted below. This information applies to both programs.

  • Complete an online application
  • A GPA of 3.0 is required. However, you may be admitted with a lower GPA based on the merit of additional application materials. Speak with an Admissions Advisor to learn more
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended
    • Official transcripts are required before your first start date
    • If you graduated from the University of Iowa, you don’t have to supply the transcripts, just proof of your degree
  • GRE is not required.If you are an international student, you must supply acceptable scores on the TOEFL or IELTS test.
    • Minimum TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer-based test or 81 internet-based test)
    • IELTS minimum score of 7.0 (with no sub score lower than 6.0)
  • An Admissions Advisor can supply more information

Download the application guide

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These handy one-page guides list all the application requirements for the University of Iowa online master’s degrees in education. Print one out or keep it on your computer for easy reference.

Download the MS in STEM Education Application Checklist
Download the MATLCC Application Guide

Information about transfer credits

You may transfer qualifying previously completed graduate coursework, with approval from the program director in conjunction with the faculty lead for the course being substituted. The MS in STEM Education program accepts up to 12 credits, and the MATLCC program accepts up to 9 program credits. An Admissions Advisor can help you with information about the transfer process.

MS in STEM Education

Additional admissions information

Teaching licensure or certification is recommended. Preferred candidates for the online MS in STEM Education will have a degree or professional experience in one of the following:

  • A science or math area
  • Science or math education
  • Elementary education with a science or math emphasis

MA in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency

Additional admissions information

Submit one of the following:

  • A valid teaching license in at least one state is preferred
  • If you do not have a valid teaching license, you must submit a Statement of Intent

An Admissions Advisor can supply more information.

Begin your career upgrade

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Step forward

Become a educational leader in your school, district, or community with a University of Iowa online master’s. Nationally and across professions, master’s degree holders earn an average of 18% more than those whose highest degree is a bachelor’s.1

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Blaze new educational trails

We can show you how. The University of Iowa has been a higher education leader since the 1800s and is U.S. News & World Report’s #1 Best College in Iowa, and the #37 Best Online Master of Education Program.2, 3

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For yourself and your students

The skills and connections you gain here can open up a brighter future for your students, as well as for you. Become the most effective educator you can be, for your students’ sake, with an online master’s from the College of Education at Iowa.

Take your career and students further

Want to see how a master’s degree can help you teach better, lead more effectively and fuel your career? Complete the form to get a program brochure.

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Move ahead with Iowa’s educational trailblazers

Enjoy the interaction possible in small classes and with dedicated faculty in the program designed by educators for working educational professionals. Complete your degree without upending your life in as little as two years.

Find out about financing

Visit our tuition and financial aid page to learn more about tuition and the resources available to help you pay for your degree.

Admissions Deadlines

Fall 2023 Term

July 14
Fall 2023
August 7
Fall 2023
August 21
Fall 2023

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