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Degrees & Requirements

Graduate Degrees
At Upper Iowa, we offer four master’s degrees:

Admission Requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. (If from a foreign institution, an English translation and evaluation must accompany the record.)
  2. GPA or GRE/GMAT score:
  3. a) For MBA, MSC and MPA a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better in undergraduate degree; for M.Ed. a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in undergraduate degree, or
  4. b) For MBA, MSC, and MPA, an acceptable GRE or GMAT score. An acceptable score is 1090 for GRE, 308 for GRE revised General Test, or 550 for GMAT. An official GRE/GMAT transcript, which is only available for five years following completion of the GMAT or GRE must be submitted directly to Upper Iowa University. See or for information on these exams.
  5. For M.Ed. two letters of reference.
  6. Verification of English language proficiency requirements.

If the minimum GPA or GRE/GMAT test score is not met, additional documentation may be requested by the graduate program chair or director for further consideration.

Foundation courses are available through UIU’s Undergraduate Program.

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Upper Iowa offers a wide variety of educational opportunities tailored to fit the dynamic lifestyle of today's military personnel and their families. Upper Iowa has been named a top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education and Victory Media.  We are proud to be a participating institution in the Principles of Excellence and Yellow Ribbon programs.

Flexibility is the key to educational opportunities for today’s service members, giving you the opportunity to fulfill your military commitment without leaving your career objectives behind. Depending on your schedule and location, you can take courses in an educational classroom while you’re on base, online when you’re not on base, and as self-paced study if you don’t have reliable access to a computer and a modem. Our portable learning programs go with you-from home, to the military installation, to the field, sea, or air-no matter where you are. In addition, the flexible course and assignment completion schedules work with your military commitments. UIU is accessible, no matter where you are. If you're on the move, you can combine aspects of any of the three UIU Academic Extension programs (Self-Paced Degree, Online, and Military Learning Centers) to work with your personal schedule and duty status.  Please see the 2015-2016 Military and Veterans Information Sheet that outlines why UIU might be right for you.

UIU has a deployment policy that allows us to work with you to help you advance towards your goals while you serve your country.

Our military-based academic advisors will help you develop a program of coursework that will advance you toward your goals and be reflective of your busy, and often-changing, lifestyle.