TRANSFORM YOUR FUTURE!

You’re looking for a change – it might be the next step on your academic journey or the next rung on your career ladder. Whatever your reason for pursuing further education, the University of Northern Iowa’s graduate programs will provide you an exceptional education at an exceptional value.

Student success is the foundation of what we do at UNI. You will work with and learn from faculty who are proven experts in their fields while being dedicated to your professional and academic development. You will gain personalized experiences in conducting scholarship, performing creative works, working collaboratively on a capstone project, or applying theory to a community-based problem. These engaged learning experiences coupled with rigorous coursework prepare you to critically think about and provide solutions to the adaptive challenges in our society. We will support you in your quest to become the next developer, creator, producer, innovator, or leader serving your community.

With a graduate degree from UNI, you will join a network of almost 19,000 living, successful alums who find meaningful careers connecting their passion, skills, and education together. UNI serves a unique role in the state of Iowa, and we are proud that approximately 80% of our graduates pursue a career in our state. Come join us and explore your opportunities. Together, we will grow your passion and transform your future.

I am pleased you are considering joining our UNI graduate community, where graduate faculty and graduate staff are prepared to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. I look forward to meeting you at the Welcome New Graduate Student event, facilitating your growth as a learner, and eventually greeting you as you walk across the stage at commencement.

Dr. Jennifer Waldron, Graduate College Dean


// BY THE NUMBERS

91% Recent graduates agree they received a high-quality education

91%

Recent graduates agree they received a high-quality education

1650+ Students 2018 enrollment

1210+

Students enrolled in Fall 2020

92% Recent graduates agree the quality of graduate teaching is excellent

92%

Recent graduates agree the quality of graduate teaching is excellent

93% Recent graduates agree courses were intellectually stimulating

93%

Recent graduates agree courses were intellectually stimulating

Annual Meeting, 2019

// NEWS

Curris Business Building

January 21, 2021

Mastering Accounting

Derek Hertges knew he wanted an accounting program that would prepare him for the real world. 

Thanks to...

Student presenting research

December 14, 2020

UNI showcases knowledge, creativity, and...

"Without this tool, my work would have gone unseen," said Megan Vogt-Kostner, a former UNI graduate student....

Tabitha Decker

December 2, 2020

Graduate College GA Dreams Big for...

"While funding is a concern for every graduate student, not everyone has the same opportunity."

As the...

Hasina Jalal

November 5, 2020

UNI Fulbright scholar empowering Afghan...

UNI Fulbright Scholar Hasina Jalal knows only too well the high stakes for women who work for equality, liberty...


// EVENTS

Mar 2
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Hitting the Mark: Finishing...

Tuesday Mar 02 - 2021

A free webinar hosted by pd.education, provided to you by the UNI Graduate College....

View Event titled Hitting the Mark: Finishing Your Dissertation or Thesis on Time, on Task, and with Rigor

Mar 3
Coffee with the Dean

Coffee with the Dean

Wednesday Mar 03 - 2021

Join Dr. Jennifer Waldron, Dean of the Graduate College, and Dr. Gabriela Olivares,...

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Mar 9
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Beginning and Expanding the...

Tuesday Mar 09 - 2021

A free webinar hosted by pd.education, provided to you by the UNI Graduate College. ...

View Event titled Beginning and Expanding the Literature Review

Mar 16
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Thesis Formatting Workshop

Tuesday Mar 16 - 2021

These workshops cover the formatting requirements for thesis-track MA, MAE, MS, and EdS...

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