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Applying to UIU as a Graduate Student

Online and face-to-face, students around the globe are advancing their education through Upper Iowa University’s five master’s degree programs.

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Admissions Requirements by Graduate Program

Find out what you need for a successful application to a master’s program at UIU. Depending on your area of study, there may be additional requirements and guidelines to consider during the application process.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

To be eligible for our MBA degree program, students must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If your degree is from a non-U.S. institution, you’ll need an English translation or evaluation of your transcript.
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate coursework or a 3.0 on the most recent 60 semester credits of undergraduate work. Minimum GPA may vary by program.
    • Many factors go into an admissions decision. Earning the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to Upper Iowa, and students with a lower GPA may still be considered.
  • Provide transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. These must be submitted directly from the granting institution—they cannot pass through your hands.
  • Submit TOEFL scores, if an international student.

Graduate students may also submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Send all required documents to:
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142

Learn more about getting your Master of Business Administration at UIU.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

To be eligible for our M.Ed. degree program, students must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If your degree is from a non-U.S. institution, you’ll need an English translation or evaluation of your transcript.
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate coursework or a 3.0 on the most recent 60 semester credits of undergraduate work. Minimum GPA may vary by program.
    • Many factors go into an admissions decision. Earning the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to Upper Iowa, and students with a lower GPA may still be considered.
  • Provide transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. These must be submitted directly from the granting institution—they cannot pass through your hands.
  • Submit TOEFL scores, if an international student.

Graduate students may also submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Send all required documents to:
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142

Learn more about getting your Master of Education at UIU.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

To be eligible for our MPA degree program, students must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If your degree is from a non-U.S. institution, you’ll need an English translation or evaluation of your transcript.
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate coursework or a 3.0 on the most recent 60 semester credits of undergraduate work. Minimum GPA may vary by program.
    • Many factors go into an admissions decision. Earning the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to Upper Iowa, and students with a lower GPA may still be considered.
  • Provide transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. These must be submitted directly from the granting institution—they cannot pass through your hands.
  • Submit TOEFL scores, if an international student.

Graduate students may also submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Send all required documents to:
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142

Learn more about getting your Master of Public Administration at UIU.

Master of Science in Counseling (MSC)

To be eligible for our MSC degree program, students must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If your degree is from a non-U.S. institution, you’ll need an English translation or evaluation of your transcript.
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate coursework or a 3.0 on the most recent 60 semester credits of undergraduate work. Minimum GPA may vary by program.
    • Many factors go into an admissions decision. Earning the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to Upper Iowa, and students with a lower GPA may still be considered.
  • Provide transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. These must be submitted directly from the granting institution—they cannot pass through your hands.
  • Submit TOEFL scores, if an international student.

Graduate students may also submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Applicants to the Master of Science in Counseling must also provide:

  • Two letters of recommendation from references: Your references will be contacted directly by UIU and asked to independently upload their letters. References can be employers, internship/volunteer supervisors, faculty, mentors or leaders in your community. Don’t include family members, supervisees, clients or personal counselors. References can speak to your:
    1.  Academic ability or potential for graduate study
    2. Experience in the helping professions (volunteer or employed)
    3. Character
    4. Experience with individuals whose background differs from yours
  • A personal statement written by you: Your personal statement must be 1-2 pages, 12-pt. font and double-spaced. It should cover the following topics:
    1. How your educational and work experiences have contributed to your readiness for counselor education.
    2. Your reason for pursuing a master’s degree in counseling.
    3. What inspired you to do so at this point in your life.
    4. What experiences have shaped your beliefs about diversity, multiculturalism, social justice and people’s capacity for change.
    5. Your professional goals and how a UIU Master’s Degree in Counseling can help you accomplish them.
  • Video interview: Once we’ve reviewed your application and required materials, we’ll contact applicants who have been selected to move on in the process. The next step is an online video interview with you and a small group of counseling faculty members. The interview should last about 45-60 minutes.

Send all required documents to:
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142

When you’ll hear back from UIU
You’ll be notified of an admissions decision within 1-2 weeks of your video interview.

Learn more about getting your Master of Science in Counseling at UIU.

Master of Sport Administration (MSA)

To be eligible for our MSA degree program, students must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If your degree is from a non-U.S. institution, you’ll need an English translation or evaluation of your transcript.
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate coursework or a 3.0 on the most recent 60 semester credits of undergraduate work. Minimum GPA may vary by program.
    • Many factors go into an admissions decision. Earning the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to Upper Iowa, and students with a lower GPA may still be considered.
  • Provide transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. These must be submitted directly from the granting institution—they cannot pass through your hands.
  • Submit TOEFL scores, if an international student.

Graduate students may also submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Send all required documents to:
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142

Learn more about getting your Master of Sport Administration at UIU.

Daly Wilges

Daly Wilges, '19

MBA - Corporate Financial Management
Quad Cities Center

I feel my UIU education has already enhanced my career. I feel much more confident in the projects I am on and have gained a better understanding of the business world.

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Paying for Grad School

Your graduate education shouldn’t cost a fortune. Affordable tuition costs and financial aid support put UIU within your reach.

Choose Your Graduate Learning Experience

Fayette Campus

Join us at our main campus in Fayette to earn your MBA or M.Ed. On campus and virtual tours are available.

Regional Locations

Access many of our graduate programs at our regional locations around the U.S.

Online

Earn your graduate degree on your own schedule with Upper Iowa University’s flexible online program.

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Transfer Students

If you’re coming to UIU from a graduate program at another college, check if your previously earned credits are transferrable.