We know that graduate education is more than an investment — it’s a personal and professional commitment to achieve beyond. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or prepare for further schooling, earning a graduate degree from UNI will challenge you to reach your fullest potential. Here, you will be guided by faculty at the forefront of innovation in their areas of research and scholarship. Your graduate experience will culminate in an capstone project ranging from a creative work to original thesis to action research in public schools. Wherever your academic career takes you, graduating from UNI will give you the expertise and knowledge necessary to enhance our local and global communities. See what a degree from UNI can do for you by following our current students and alums in the latest issue of Grad Student News!



At the Graduate College, we pride ourselves in providing Graduate Assistantships that align with your interests. Gain professional experience, build a supportive network, and explore your field of study all while helping fund your graduate education. From working with renowned authors at the North American Review to conducting research and restoration with the Tallgrass Prairie Center, UNI’s impactful Graduate Assistantships give your career the edge it deserves. Visit the Graduate Assistantship Inventory to browse for positions by department. 


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We know that getting an education shouldn’t break the bank; that’s why we focus on keeping tuition affordable, while you focus on achieving beyond. Over 60% of eligible students receive funding directly from the Graduate College in the form of Graduate Assistantships or Tuition Scholarships. Many students find other funding through employer reimbursement, external scholarships and grants, or as financial assistance by other university departments.