You must hold either a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
If you are admitted, the Office of International Admissions requires you to submit your official marks sheets (transcripts) and diploma, as well as a translated copy if the original is not in English. The originals will be needed for review, but will be returned to you.
Tuition & fees
Please consult the Registrar’s Tuition & Fees for the latest information on full time graduate degrees. Select the semester you’re interested in and then select “Graduate College” for Master of Finance or Master of Business Analytics.
Understanding cost of attendance
The Office of Student Financial Aid has information to understand the estimated costs of completing your degree.
Annual cost of attendance - estimated charges
|Tuition & Fees**||$24,521||$37,047|
Other estimated expenses
|Housing & Meals||$13,376||$13,376|
|Books & Supplies||$650||$650|
Based on Fall 2022 tuition rates and fees**
As an international student, your options for private student loans will be limited. Most lenders will require a cosigner who is either a US citizen or a permanent resident. Keep in mind that interest rates for these loans may be rather high and there may also be loan fees.
If you are unsure of how to apply for the loan or if you have questions about interest, loan fees, or repayment, you can contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for assistance. A financial aid advisor can help you navigate loan options and plans for loan repayment. They also have information about private student loan options, depending on level and international status.
English language requirement
|TEST||MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS||HOW TO SEND|
|TOEFL iBT / TOEFL iBT Home Edition||Total score 100||Send via ETS using institution code 6681 and leave department code blank|
|IELTS||Overall score of 7 with no subscore less than 6||Send through your IELTS Testing Center|
|DuoLingo (DET)||Score of 105+||Send via DuoLingo English Test|
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants. You can get an English language test waiver if:
- You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- You were educated in English for a previously earned degree (undergraduate or graduate). You must provide documents or other proof of this from your institution.
- You complete an admissions interview with a program representative.
To understand specific requirements and to see waiver eligibility by country, visit Graduate College English Proficiency Requirements.
Reporting your score
TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. Apply before your scores expire. You can apply with an unofficial score report; if admitted, you’ll need to order an official TOEFL or IELTS score report and have it sent to the University of Iowa. Our institution code is 6681.