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This is a draft edition of the 2014-15 Catalog; the final edition will be published in late summer 2014.

Graduate College

Dean

  • John C. Keller

Senior associate dean

  • Dale Eric Wurster

Associate deans

  • Daniel Berkowitz, Minnetta Gardinier

Assistant dean

Web site: http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/

The University of Iowa has been a leading center of advanced study for more than a century. Presently, the Graduate College accounts for nearly one-fifth of the University's total enrollment. This high ratio reflects the breadth of the University's graduate programs and resources, the strength of a graduate faculty with a long tradition of personal and professional concern for students, and the opportunities afforded graduate students for involvement, recognition, and support.

The Graduate College is responsible for the review and approval of proposals for new graduate programs and for the periodic survey and evaluation of existing programs. Through its administration of scholarship, fellowship, and research assistantship funds, the college encourages research and strengthening of departments. In cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Research, it offers assistance to individual faculty members in finding the resources necessary for research projects, and it works with the other colleges and departments of the University to formulate policies concerning selection, supervision, and support of graduate students.

The faculty of the Graduate College is made up of all University tenure-track faculty members at the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. A 17-member Graduate Council, elected from and by the graduate faculty and the Graduate Student Senate, is the executive committee of the graduate faculty and is advisory to the dean of the Graduate College.

Degrees Offered

The Graduate College confers the Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.), Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.), Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.), Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), and Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degrees.

The college currently confers degrees in the following major fields.

Accounting: M.Ac.**
African American World Studies: M.A.*
American Studies: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Anatomy and Cell Biology: M.S., Ph.D.
Anthropology: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences: Ph.D.
Art: M.A.*, M.F.A.
Art History: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Asian Civilizations: M.A.*
Astronomy: M.S.*
Biochemistry: M.S., Ph.D.
Biology: M.S.***, Ph.D.*** (see Integrated Biology)
Biomedical Engineering: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Biostatistics: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Book Arts: M.F.A.
Business Administration: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Chemistry: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Civil and Environmental Engineering: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Classics: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Clinical Investigation: M.S.*
Communication Studies: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Community and Behavioral Health: M.S., Ph.D.
Comparative Literature: Ph.D.***
Comparative Literature—Translation: M.F.A.
Computer Science: M.S.*, M.C.S.**, Ph.D.
Dance: M.F.A.
Dental Public Health: M.S.
Economics: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Education: M.A.*, M.A.T.**, Ed.S.**, Ph.D.
Educational Policy and Leadership Studies: M.A.*, Ed.S.**, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering: M.S.*, Ph.D.
English: M.A.*, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Epidemiology: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Exercise Science: M.S.***, Ph.D.***
Film and Video Production: M.A.*, M.F.A.
Film Studies: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Free Radical and Radiation Biology: M.S.*, Ph.D.
French and Francophone World Studies: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Genetics: Ph.D.
Geography: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Geoscience: M.S.*/***, Ph.D.
German: M.A.*, Ph.D.***
Greek: M.A.*
Health and Human Physiology: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Health and Sport Studies: M.A.***, Ph.D.***
Health Management and Policy: M.H.A.**, Ph.D.
Health Services and Policy: Ph.D.
History: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Human Toxicology: M.S., Ph.D.
Immunology: Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Informatics: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Integrated Biology: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Integrative Physiology: Ph.D.*** (see Health and Human Physiology)
International Studies: M.A.***
Journalism: M.A.*
Latin: M.A.*
Leisure Studies: M.A.*
Library and Information Science: M.A.*
Linguistics: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Mass Communications: Ph.D.
Mathematics: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Microbiology: M.S., Ph.D.
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Ph.D.
Molecular Biology: Ph.D.
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Music: M.A.*, M.F.A., D.M.A., Ph.D.
Neuroscience: Ph.D.
Nursing: M.S.N.*, D.N.P., Ph.D.
Occupational and Environmental Health: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Operative Dentistry: M.S.***
Oral Science: M.S., Ph.D.***
Orthodontics: M.S.
Pathology: M.S.
Pharmacology: M.S., Ph.D.
Pharmacy: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Philosophy: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Physical Rehabilitation Science: Ph.D.
Physical Therapy: M.A.*, D.P.T.
Physics: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Political Science: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations: M.A.*, Ed.S.**, Ph.D.
Psychology: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Public Health: M.P.H.** 
Rehabilitation and Counselor Education: M.A.*, Ph.D. 
Religious Studies: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Science Education: M.S.*, M.A.T.**, Ph.D.
Second Language Acquisition: Ph.D.
Social Work: M.S.W.*, Ph.D.
Sociology: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Spanish: M.A.*, Ph.D.
Spanish Creative Writing: M.F.A.
Speech and Hearing Science: Ph.D.
Speech Pathology and Audiology: M.A.*, Au.D.
Statistical Genetics: Ph.D.***
Statistics: M.S.*, Ph.D.
Stomatology: M.S.***
Strategic Communication: M.A.**
Teaching and Learning: M.A.*, M.A.T.**, Ph.D.
Theatre Arts: M.F.A.
Translational Biomedicine: M.S.**, Ph.D.
Urban and Regional Planning: M.A.*, M.S.*
Women's Studies: Ph.D.***

*Degree offered with or without thesis
**Nonthesis degree
***Student entry suspended

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

The Graduate College participates in a number of University of Iowa interdisciplinary degree programs. Detailed information about the following master's and doctoral degree programs is provided later in these Graduate College sections of the Catalog: Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Genetics, Human Toxicology, Immunology, Informatics, International Studies, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, and Translational Biomedicine.

In addition to the degree programs listed above, the graduate faculty has authorized the awarding of interdisciplinary master's and doctoral degrees. Students seeking approval for interdisciplinary master's and doctoral programs must previously have been admitted to and enrolled in a departmental program in the Graduate College. See sections X.A. and XII.D. in the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College on the college's web site or in this section of the Catalog.

Joint Programs

Joint Programs Offered Through the Graduate College

Various joint programs have been developed whereby students work simultaneously toward two degrees. Consult the appropriate Catalog sections for more information. Established joint programs include business administration/library and information science; health management and policy/business administration; health management and policy/urban and regional planning; occupational and environmental health/urban and regional planning; public health/law; public health/medicine; public health/pharmacy; public health/veterinary medicine; and social work/urban and regional planning.

Joint B.S./Ph.D.: Biochemistry

The joint B.S./Ph.D. program in biochemistry enables Bachelor of Science students majoring in biochemistry to begin work toward the Ph.D. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of credit toward both the B.S. and Ph.D. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Carver College of Medicine; see Biochemistry in the Catalog.

Joint B.A.: Biology/M.P.H. with Epidemiology Subprogram or M.S.: Epidemiology

The joint B.A. in biology/M.P.H. with epidemiology subprogram and the joint B.A. in biology/M.S. in epidemiology enable Bachelor of Arts students majoring in biology to begin work toward the M.P.H. or M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to either program may count 12 s.h. of credit toward both the B.A. and the M.P.H. or M.S. degree requirements; they also may maximize their selection of upper-level classes for advanced training in epidemiology. Offered by the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Public Health; see Biology, Master of Public Health Program, and Epidemiology in the Catalog. 

Joint B.S.E./M.S.: Biomedical Engineering

The joint B.S.E./M.S. program in biomedical engineering enables undergraduate students majoring in biomedical engineering to begin work toward the M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count a limited amount of credit toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. They also may attend and participate in the departmental graduate seminar and work on a master's thesis or research project before they have been awarded the B.S.E. degree. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Biomedical Engineering in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.E.: Biomedical Engineering/M.S.: Occupational and Environmental Health

The joint B.S.E. in biomedical engineering/M.S. in occupational and environmental health enables undergraduate students majoring in biomedical engineering to begin work toward the M.S. in occupational and environmental health while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count a limited amount of credit toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College, the College of Engineering, and the College of Public Health; see Biomedical Engineering and Occupational and Environmental Health in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.E.: Chemical Engineering/M.S.: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

The joint B.S.E. in chemical engineering/M.S. in chemical and biochemical engineering enables undergraduate students majoring in chemical engineering to begin work toward the M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of course work, typically advanced chemistry sequences and electives, toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.E.: Chemical Engineering/M.S.: Civil and Environmental Engineering

The joint B.S.E. in chemical engineering/M.S. in civil and environmental engineering enables undergraduate students majoring in chemical engineering to begin work toward the M.S. in civil and environmental engineering while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of course work toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Catalog. 

Joint B.S.E.: Civil Engineering/M.S.: Civil and Environmental Engineering

The joint B.S.E. in civil engineering/M.S. in civil and environmental engineering enables undergraduate students majoring in civil engineering to begin work toward the M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count a limited amount of credit toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. They also may attend and participate in the departmental graduate seminar and work on a master's thesis or research project before they have been awarded the B.S.E. degree. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Catalog.

Joint B.A. or B.S.: Computer Science/M.C.S.

The joint B.A. or B.S. in computer science/M.C.S. program enables undergraduate students majoring in computer science to begin work toward the M.C.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of course work, typically advanced technical courses and electives, toward both the bachelor's and the M.C.S. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; see Computer Science (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.E.: Electrical Engineering/M.S.: Electrical and Computer Engineering

The joint B.S.E. in electrical engineering/M.S. in electrical and computer engineering enables undergraduate students majoring in electrical engineering to begin work toward the M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 9 s.h. toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. They also may count an additional 3 s.h. toward the M.S. degree requirements and engage in thesis-level research before they have been awarded the B.S.E. degree. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Catalog.

Joint B.A./M.A.: German

The joint B.A./M.A. program in German enables undergraduate students majoring in German to begin work toward the M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of credit toward both the B.A. and M.A. degree requirements. They also have the opportunity for early entrance into advanced courses in German. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; see German (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.E./M.S.: Industrial Engineering

The joint B.S.E./M.S. program in industrial engineering enables undergraduate students majoring in industrial engineering to begin work toward the M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 6 s.h. toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. They also may count an additional 6 s.h. toward the M.S. degree requirements, attend one of the department's graduate seminars, and work on master's thesis research before they have been awarded the B.S.E. degree. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Catalog.

Joint Law and Graduate Degrees

The College of Law and several Graduate College programs and schools have developed joint programs in which students pursue the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a graduate degree concurrently. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Law; see College of Law in the Catalog.

Joint M.A.: Library and Information Science/Certificate in Book Studies

The joint M.A. in library and information science and Certificate in Book Studies/Book Arts and Technologies prepares students for careers in special collections librarianship. Students admitted to the program receive training in the management of varied types of special collections, such as rare books, manuscripts, archives, graphics, music, and ephemera. Offered by the Graduate College; see Library and Information Science and Center for the Book (both Graduate College) in the Catalog.

Joint B.A./M.A.: Linguistics with TESL Focus

The joint B.A./M.A. program in linguistics with TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) focus enables students majoring in linguistics to begin work toward the M.A. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of advanced course work toward both the B.A. and M.A. degree requirements and may take selected graduate-level courses before they have been awarded the B.A. degree. They also may gain experience teaching ESL at the college level early in their graduate careers. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; see Linguistics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.E./M.S.: Mechanical Engineering

The joint B.S.E./M.S. program in mechanical engineering enables undergraduates majoring in mechanical engineering to begin work toward the M.S. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 6 s.h. toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. They also may count an additional 6 s.h. toward the M.S. degree requirements, attend a graduate seminar, and participate in master's thesis research before they have been awarded the B.S.E. degree. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.E.: Mechanical Engineering/M.S.: Civil and Environmental Engineering

The joint B.S.E. in mechanical engineering/M.S. in civil and environmental engineering enables undergraduate students majoring in mechanical engineering to begin work toward the M.S. in civil and environmental engineering while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 9 s.h. of course work toward both the B.S.E. and M.S. degree requirements. They also may count an additional 3 s.h. toward the M.S. degree requirements before they have been awarded the B.S.E. degree. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Engineering; see Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Catalog.

Joint M.D./Ph.D. (Medical Scientist Training Program)

The joint Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy program prepares students for careers in academic medicine, with emphasis on basic and clinical research. Offered by the Graduate College and the Carver College of Medicine; see Medical Scientist Training Program (Carver College of Medicine) in the Catalog.

Joint B.S./Ph.D.: Microbiology

The joint B.S./Ph.D. program in microbiology enables undergraduate students majoring in microbiology to begin work toward the Ph.D. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of credit toward both the B.S. and Ph.D. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Carver College of Medicine; see Microbiology in the Catalog.

Joint B.A.: Psychology/M.P.H. with Community and Behavioral Health Subprogram

The joint B.A. in psychology/M.P.H. program with community and behavioral health subprogram enables Bachelor of Arts students majoring in psychology to begin work toward the M.P.H. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of credit toward both the B.A. and M.P.H. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Public Health; see Psychology and Master of Public Health Program in the Catalog.

Joint B.A./M.A.T. with Science Education Subprogram

The joint B.A./M.A.T. program with science education subprogram enables Bachelor of Arts students majoring in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, or physics to begin work toward the M.A.T. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 18 s.h. of credit toward both the B.A. and M.A.T. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Education; see Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, or Physics and Astronomy (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) and Teaching and Learning (College of Education) in the Catalog.

Joint Au.D./Ph.D.: Speech and Hearing Science

The joint Au.D./Ph.D. program in speech and hearing science is designed for students who would like to practice audiology and hold a faculty position at a university. Students admitted to the program work concurrently toward the Doctor of Audiology and the Doctor of Philosophy; they may count 30 s.h. toward the requirements of both degrees. Offered by the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; see Communication Sciences and Disorders (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Joint B.S.: Statistics/M.P.H. with Quantitative Methods Subprogram

The joint B.S. in statistics/M.P.H. program with quantitative methods subprogram enables Bachelor of Science students majoring in statistics to begin work toward the M.P.H. while completing the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the program may count 12 s.h. of credit toward both the B.S. and M.P.H. degree requirements. Offered by the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Public Health; see Statistics and Master of Public Health Program in the Catalog.

Certificate Programs

Several Graduate College programs offer certificates. For detailed information about each one, see Center for the BookCognitive Science of Language, Informatics, Public Health, and Transportation Studies.

The Graduate College also participates with other University of Iowa colleges in offering the following graduate certificates.

Advanced Practice Nursing

The Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing is a program for Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) students that offers advanced clinical training in five specialty areas: adult/gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, and psychiatric/mental health nursing. Students who complete the D.N.P. program and the certificate requirements are qualified to sit for a professional certification exam. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See College of Nursing in the Catalog.

Aging Studies

The Aging Studies Program is a multidisciplinary certificate program administered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in cooperation with other University of Iowa colleges. The program is designed to complement graduate degree programs or to serve as a stand-alone nondegree program for students with academic, professional, research, or service career interests in aging. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See Aging Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Agricultural Safety and Health

The Certificate in Agricultural Safety and Health is a postbaccalaureate program for practicing health care professionals serving rural areas and for health professions students who intend to practice in rural areas. The program is designed to help rural health professionals address safety and health issues in farm settings. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See Agricultural Safety and Health (College of Public Health) in the Catalog.

American Indian and Native Studies

The American Indian and Native Studies Program (AINSP) offers an interdisciplinary certificate program focusing on the histories, cultures, languages, arts, religious traditions, political and social organizations, economies, geographies, literatures, and contemporary legal and political concerns of Native Americans of the United States as well as other indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See American Indian and Native Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Biostatistics

The Certificate in Biostatistics is open to students in University of Iowa graduate degree programs outside biostatistics and to individuals admitted to the Graduate College as nondegree students. The certificate program enables students to add a formal biostatistics emphasis to their degree programs. Students who complete the certificate in conjunction with a graduate degree may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of certificate credit toward their graduate degree. See Biostatistics (College of Public Health) in the Catalog.

College Teaching

The Certificate in College Teaching complements discipline-oriented graduate programs and prepares students for careers in postsecondary education. The program is open to graduate students working toward a Ph.D. or other terminal graduate degree. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See College of Education in the Catalog.

Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The Certificate in Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a postbaccalaureate program designed to meet the training needs in emerging infectious disease of international public health professionals as well as University of Iowa graduate students. Applicants to the program must hold a bachelor's degree. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology (College of Public Health) in the Catalog.

Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies

The Certificate in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies is open to students enrolled in graduate degree programs. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Global Health Studies

The Global Health Studies Program emphasizes international health problems and solutions in the developing and developed worlds, including the United States. The interdisciplinary certificate program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Admission is competitive but does not require previous academic study in the health sciences. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See Global Health Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice

The Certificate in Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice is open to graduate students enrolled in graduate degree programs and to postbaccalaureate nondegree graduate students. The curriculum, which consists of five courses (15 s.h.), begins with an introductory course and ends with a capstone course. Contact the Office of Graduate Inclusion to learn more about the certificate program.

Sacred Music

The Certificate in Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary program with courses in sacred music, choral conducting and literature, keyboard, voice, religion, and art and art history. The program is open to students enrolled in a graduate degree program and to nondegree students who have been admitted to the Graduate College and who have consent of the certificate's faculty advisor. Completion of the certificate program is noted on the student's transcript. See Music (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.

Translational and Clinical Investigation

The Certificate in Translational and Clinical Investigation is designed for clinicians who seek advanced training in clinical methodology and applied patient-oriented research skills. Students in the certificate program must be practicing academic clinicians who have completed doctoral training. Completion of the program is noted on the student's transcript. See Epidemiology (College of Public Health) in the Catalog.

Affiliated Program

The Office of Graduate Inclusion (OGI) is dedicated to providing academic assistance to graduate students from underrepresented populations across graduate programs; to helping build a sustainable practice of inclusion that nourishes and attracts underrepresented graduate students campuswide; and to helping build community through individual and group activities focused on successful academic progress.

OGI's specific goals are to increase numbers of underrepresented minorities in graduate programs; increase the number of doctoral students among U.S. minorities in graduate programs at Iowa; create a department-centered effort of graduate inclusion; offer support to University of Iowa departments and programs that are interested in building, extending, or sustaining their practices of inclusion; support faculty-based efforts for recruiting top graduate scholars who are members of underrepresented minorities; provide mentoring and support for students throughout their degree programs; and provide information on grant opportunities for departments and programs that are pursuing graduate inclusion.

Research Resources

Many of the University's diverse research activities are centrally administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research, which has a cooperative relationship with the Graduate College.

Financial Support

Approximately half of the University's graduate students receive some form of University-administered financial assistance. For eligibility requirements and application procedures, see "Section VII. Graduate Appointments" in the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College. The following are the primary sources of assistance.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Teaching and research assistantships are available in most departments. Assistantship stipends typically range between $18,080 for a half-time academic-year appointment and $22,090 for a half-time fiscal-year appointment; assistants also are eligible for tuition scholarships. Assistants (one-quarter-time or more) are classified as residents for fee purposes.

Iowa Arts Fellowships

Iowa Arts Fellowships are for University of Iowa graduate students entering M.F.A. programs. Typical stipends are $18,500 for the academic year, with all tuition (excluding mandatory fees) paid, plus a health insurance allowance, for a maximum of two years (the second year being contingent on demonstrated exceptional progress toward completion of the M.F.A.). There are no departmental service obligations.

Iowa Performance Fellowships

Iowa Performance Fellowships are for first-year D.M.A. candidates in a performance area of music. Recipients are nominated by the School of Music. Awards include academic-year fellowships ($17,500 for year one, $8,287.50 for years two and three), summer fellowships ($2,000 for years one and two), and tuition (excluding mandatory fees). The School of Music provides a one-quarter-time research assistantship in years two and three.

Dean's Graduate Research Fellowships

Dean's Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to first-year graduate students who are members of minority groups underrepresented in the nominating department's discipline area. Doctoral students receive an annual stipend of $22,000 ($18,000 for the academic year and $4,000 for summer session) plus tuition (excluding mandatory fees) for the first year and final dissertation year. They also receive a half-time research or teaching assistantship stipend, tuition (excluding mandatory fees), and a summer stipend ($4,000 if they register) during years two and three. Students earning a terminal master's degree (e.g., M.F.A.) receive fellowship support equivalent to one academic year ($17,000) and are eligible to receive two summer session stipends ($3,000 each if they register) and tuition (excluding mandatory fees) for two years. The master's fellowship support may be distributed over two academic years ($8,500 per year), if requested. Both doctoral and master's degree fellows are expected to conduct mentored research and/or scholarly activities while on fellowship support during the academic year and summer sessions.

Presidential Graduate Fellowships

Presidential Graduate Fellowships provide five-year awards for doctoral students on a year-round basis. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $24,000 ($18,500 for the academic year and a $5,500 summer stipend), plus full tuition (excluding mandatory fees) for years one and four; a research assistant or teaching assistant stipend during the academic year and a $5,500 summer stipend and full tuition (excluding mandatory fees) for years two and three. Recipients have no duties during their fellowship years and are eligible for up to four summers of support. In their final year, awardees are eligible to apply for a Ballard and Seashore Dissertation-Year Fellowship; those who do not receive the fellowship are awarded a research assistantship, a teaching assistantship, or a fellowship from their department. 

Graduate College Summer Fellowships

Graduate College Summer Fellowships are for advanced doctoral students who have completed their comprehensive exams, are working to complete their dissertations, and so do not otherwise have funding for the summer session. Awards provide a summer stipend of $3,000 plus tuition for 1-2 s.h. at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences tuition rate. Awardees must enroll for the six-week, eight-week, or twelve-week summer session; students enrolled in the four-week summer session are not eligible to receive the fellowship.

T. Anne Cleary International Research Fellowships

The T. Anne Cleary International Research Fellowships are for doctoral students who have completed all predissertation requirements, including the comprehensive examination, and who will use the fellowship for dissertation research outside North America. The awards may vary from $1,500 to $5,000 and are meant to supplement other research funds. Doctoral students in any discipline may apply. Past recipients of the Cleary fellowship and Doctor of Musical Arts students who choose the D.M.A. essay option are not eligible.

Ballard and Seashore Dissertation-Year Fellowships

Ballard and Seashore Dissertation-Year Fellowships are final-year fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences who have completed all doctoral degree requirements except their dissertation. Recipients are nominated by their departments. Fellowships provide $20,000 for the academic year plus tuition (excluding mandatory fees) for up to 2 s.h. and a health insurance allowance.

Scholarships

Scholarships provide up to full tuition.

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS

Graduate student travel awards provide reimbursement for travel by students who present research and scholarship results to professional conferences. Awards are competitive across disciplines and vary from $200 to $400. Funds are administered by the Graduate Student Senate and the Graduate College.

Other Sources

For other sources of financial support, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Many departments offer additional support through traineeships, part-time employment in research, or part-time teaching appointments. The Office of the Vice President for Research maintains a library of information on public and private agencies that provide funds for research and graduate study. Much material has been collected concerning awards for overseas study.

Graduate Student Senate

The Graduate Student Senate is the University graduate student body representative organization. Representatives are elected annually from each University department that has a graduate degree program. The senate's primary purpose is to serve the interests of the graduate student body in matters affecting its welfare. The senate advises the dean of the Graduate College on matters pertaining to the college.

Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College

The current edition of the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College is published on the Graduate College web site.

Courses

Most Graduate College courses are offered by the college's programs and schools. They are listed and described in the corresponding General Catalog sections; see the links under "Index: Academic Programs" toward the top of this page.

The college also offers the following nondepartmental courses.

GRAD:0006 (650:006) SROP Scholars Program0 s.h.
 
GRAD:0008 (000:008) CIC Scholar Nongraduate Levelarr.
 
GRAD:3030 (650:030) SROP/McNair Scholars Academic Development for Juniors0-1 s.h.
Training and mentorship opportunities to enhance academic and professional success; academic preparation (including the GRE) and exploration of doctoral graduate training programs; seminars, interactive workshops, readings, written assignments. Requirements: UI SROP/McNair Scholar and junior standing.
 
GRAD:3040 (650:040) SROP/McNair Scholars Academic Development for Seniors0-1 s.h.
Training and mentorship opportunities to enhance academic and professional success; academic preparation and professional development to navigate the graduate admissions process (including preparation of personal statements, selection of referees, mock interviews); seminars, interactive workshops, readings, written assignments. Requirements: UI SROP/McNair Scholar and senior standing.
 
GRAD:6000 (000:000) PhD Postcomprehensive Registration2 s.h.
 
GRAD:6001 (000:001) Master's Final Registration2 s.h.
Requirements: master's degree candidate.
 
GRAD:6002 (000:002) Doctoral Continuous Registration2 s.h.
Requirements: doctoral degree candidate who has passed comprehensive examinations.
 
GRAD:6003 (000:003) Doctoral Final Registration2 s.h.
Requirements: doctoral degree candidate in final session of enrollment.
 
GRAD:6217 (650:217) Seminar in College Teaching1-3 s.h.
Preparation for college teaching; for graduate students planning to teach. Same as PSQF:6217 (07P:217).
 
GRAD:6300 (650:300) Writing for Learned Journals1-4 s.h.
Help for graduate students in bringing written work to publishable form; analysis of target journals' audiences and interests; submission, response to criticism.
 
GRAD:6313 (650:313) Digital Rhetorics3 s.h.
Current discourse (utopic, dystopic, other strands) about the Internet as it shapes and is shaped by competing forces.
 
GRAD:6800 (000:800) CIC Scholararr.
 
GRAD:6801 (000:801) Regents Exchange Programarr.
 
GRAD:6997 (000:997) Graduate/Professional Transferarr.
 
GRAD:6998 (000:998) Undergraduate Transferarr.
 
GRAD:6999 (000:999) Resident/Fellow/Post-Doctoral0 s.h.
 
GRAD:7270 (650:270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity0-1 s.h.
Training in the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activities; discussion of case studies—student/mentor responsibilities in the pursuit of scholarly work (ownership, authorship, plagiarism/falsification/fabrication of data); student/mentor relationships and intellectual dialogues (communication, collaboration, grievance management); student responsibilities to the institution/scholarly community/society (intellectual property, conflict of interest, fiscal responsibilities, human/animal subjects). Requirements: enrollment in Graduate College degree‑seeking program. Recommendations: first‑year graduate standing (Ph.D., M.S./M.A.) and involvement in conducting NSF/NIH‑funded research.
 
GRAD:7280 (650:280) Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Special Topics Seminars1-3 s.h.
Active participation and engagement in a major program, such as the annual Humanities Symposium; readings on interdisciplinary histories, contexts, and theoretical perspectives that frame featured events; work of artists, scholars, and researchers participating in the program. Requirements: admission to Graduate College.
 
GRAD:7285 (650:285) Obermann Center Professional Development Seminar1 s.h.
Active participation and engagement in a series of classes dedicated to connecting public engagement, research, and teaching; readings and media viewings that frame course topics; production of a short film, marketing materials, grant, and syllabi relevant to public engagement project. Requirements: admission to Graduate College and completion of Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy.
 
GRAD:7290 (650:290) Obermann Center Theory and Practice in Digital Public Humanities3 s.h.
Overview of theories and use of technology to preserve, deploy, visualize, map, and analyze concepts; discussions with practicing digital public scholars; assignments tailored to student research; final group project; introductory course in digital public humanities certificate. Same as SLIS:7290 (021:297).
 
GRAD:7385 (650:385) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education3 s.h.
Current theoretical and empirical literature on teaching and learning in higher education; focus on development of effective teaching practice. Same as PSQF:7385 (07P:385), EPLS:7385 (07B:385), EDTL:7385 (07S:384), RCE:7385 (07C:385).
 
GRAD:7400 (650:380) Practicum in College Teachingarr.
Supervised college teaching experience; teaching in collaboration with faculty, observation and critiques of teaching, participation in course planning and evaluation procedures; ethical and multicultural considerations. Requirements: admission to the graduate certificate in college teaching program.
 
GRAD:7601 (650:601) Postdoctoral Research Scholar0 s.h.
Requirements: postdoctoral standing.
 
GRAD:7602 (650:602) Postdoctoral Research Fellow0 s.h.
Requirements: postdoctoral standing.
 
GRAD:7604 (650:604) Principles of Scholarly Integrity0 s.h.
Training in the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activities; discussion of case studies—student/mentor responsibilities for the pursuit of scholarly work (ownership, authorship, plagiarism/falsification/fabrication of data); student/mentor relationships and intellectual dialogues (communication, collaboration, grievance management); student responsibilities to the institution/scholarly community/society (intellectual property, conflict of interest, fiscal responsibilities, human/animal subjects). Requirements: postdoctoral standing. Recommendations: first‑year postdoctoral scholar/fellow (FP01/FP02) conducting NSF/NIH‑funded research.
 
GRAD:7614 (650:614) Principles of Scholarly Integrity0 s.h.
Training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and scholarly activities; discussion of case studies—student/mentor responsibilities in the pursuit of scholarly work (ownership; authorship; plagiarism/falsification/fabrication of data); student/mentor relationships and intellectual dialogues (communication, collaboration, grievance management); student responsibilities to the institution/scholarly community/society (intellectual property, conflict of interest, fiscal responsibilities, human/animal subjects); may meet the RCR training obligation of the K award. Requirements: junior faculty member holding a federally‑funded NIH individual K award.