How to Apply

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Timeline

Beginning August 24, 2017 Applications accepted for Fall 2018
December 1, 2017 Priority deadline for all applicants
January 25-27, 2018 On-campus interviews for invited applicants
February 8-10, 2018 On-campus interviews for invited applicants
April 15, 2018 Deadline to respond to offers of admission


The graduate application process has two steps:

Step 1

Submit the online application to UI Graduate Admissions at grad.admissions.uiowa.edu/apply including: 

  • Application Fee is $60 by credit card, $100 for international applicants (fee waiver details)
  • Self-Report Standardized Test Score (GRE)
  • Self-Report English Proficiency Test Score (TOEFL or IELTS) if applicable

Applicants to the BSP's nine subprograms will have their application fee reimbursed by the CCOM Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies if they receive an interview invitation and complete the interview.

If you are admitted, you will need to provide an official score report from GRE and TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your first language.

International applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in compliance with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements. TOEFL scores must be reported directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which administers the TOEFL. The University's institution code is 6681. Automatic waivers of this requirement are granted for persons who have completed a bachelor's degree (or higher) at an accredited university in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada (excluding French Quebec), Africa (English speaking), Australia, or New Zealand.

Step 2:

After you submit your application, you will be sent a Hawk ID and password to access your Admissions Profile on MyUI to upload supplemental materials: 

  • Upload your unofficial academic records/transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Personal Statement

If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts.

Your Admissions Profile includes an electronic letter of recommendation feature. You will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders including their email. The recommender will then get an email with instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter.

All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae that includes all:

  • Employment
  • Research Experience
  • Teaching/Tutoring
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Conferences Attended
  • Relevant Academic Awards and Prizes
  • Professional Memberships

Your personal statement should describe your:

  • Reasons for pursuing a PhD
  • Career Goals
  • Reasons for choosing to apply to the University of Iowa       

Checking Application Status

Use your HawkID and password to log into your Admissions Profile on MyUI. Check the status of your application frequently and follow-up with the appropriate institution(s) or person(s) to facilitate the timely submission of required materials. Applicants will be notified via email if invited for an interview. Please note: Official transcripts and official score reports (GRE, TOEFL) are only required from the applicants accepting the offer of admission.