For Graduate Students
CLAS and UI resources
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 academic 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.
Graduate Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the research support and many opportunities for professional development offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate College, International Programs, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. See the links at left.
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