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


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


Recent graduates agree they received a high-quality education

1650+ Students 2018 enrollment


Students enrolled in Fall 2019

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


Recent graduates agree the quality of graduate teaching is excellent

93% Recent graduates agree courses were intellectually stimulating


Recent graduates agree courses were intellectually stimulating


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Oct 15
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Attending a Professional...

Tuesday Oct 15 - 2019

Make the most out of your Professional Conference experience.  Come learn how to find conferences, present yourself, and ensure you make the...

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Oct 22
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Conquering the Cover Letter

Tuesday Oct 22 - 2019

A well written customized cover letter complements your resume and can set you apart from other applicants.  Susie Schwieger, Director of...

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Oct 24
Brown Bag

October 2019 Brown Bag

Thursday Oct 24 - 2019

Interpreting genetic variation in glaciated environments; implications for conservation


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Oct 30
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Recharging Your Resume as a...

Wednesday Oct 30 - 2019

How can you transform your resume into a key marketing tool for your internship or job search?  Discover how employers review resumes. Learn the...

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