Advance Your Education at Iowa
Graduate Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
As a comprehensive liberal arts college at the heart of a major research university, CLAS offers plentiful opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration in research and creative production, as well as opportunities for developing teaching skills.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the home of approximately 1,900 graduate students at the University of Iowa. As the largest of the 10 UI colleges offering advanced degrees through the Graduate College, CLAS supports cutting-edge research, scholarship, and creative work through nearly 50 graduate and professional degree programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
To learn more about our degree programs, admission to them, and opportunities for funding and professional development, please visit the Graduate College at https://www.grad.uiowa.edu and browse our departmental pages at https://clas.uiowa.edu/departments-and-divisions.
We invite you to explore these quick links to individual items on the Graduate College website:
of University of Iowa graduate students study in CLAS programs
CLAS programs—spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences—have active graduate students
6 CLAS graduate programs are ranked in the top 10 in the nation; 9 in the top 25
CLAS graduate student winners of UI dissertation and research fellowships (2014-2018)
of CLAS graduate students are female
of CLAS graduate students are international students
of CLAS graduate students identify as minorities
UI graduate degrees awarded (2016-17)
UI grad student uncovers security issues at Facebook, Twitter
Caroline Radesky: History PhD student wins $20,000 AAUW Dissertation Fellowship
Emma Rifai: Religious Studies PhD candidate’s passion is teaching
Kelsey Klein: Communication Sciences and Disorders doctoral candidate focuses on speech perception and language processing of school-age children