Undergraduate students studying in the Liberal Arts Building on campus.


At Upper Iowa University, an “undergraduate” is anyone who has not previously completed a college degree. That includes students pursuing associate degrees, certificates, or bachelor’s degrees. Each program has its own requirements for completion. 

Student meeting with professor about graduate thesis project.


Upper Iowa offers four master's degrees, both online and face-to-face. Master's degrees are available in business administration, education, public administration and sport administration. The master of education, which has several emphasis areas, is available at Fayette Campus, in some off-campus education centers, and online. The MBA is offered at Fayette Campus, evenings at some centers, and online. The master's degrees in public administration and sport administration are offered completely online, as is the master of science in counseling.

UIU also offers 3-credit graduate courses to teachers: Daily 5 and Daily 3. UIU is the only school authorized to teach these courses in literacy and math skills by their founders, The 2 Sisters.