For Graduate Students
Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic: Resources for Graduate Students
Graduate College Coronavirus FAQs: Information and policies on comps, MFA theses, thesis and dissertation defenses, advising, professional development, and other important topics.
Postdoc Emergency Fund: For postdocs experiencing financial loss or unexpected travel expenses.
Keep Teaching at Iowa: Support for transitioning from in-person to virtual instruction.
University Counseling Service: Provides well-being and mental health services and programs for all UI students.
Employee Assistance Program: Provides well-being services and programs for all UI employees, including graduate assistants.
Working Remotely: Resources, support, and tips for working remotely.
Keep Learning At Iowa: Information on how to prepare for and access online courses, and other resources for 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