Application Deadlines

  • December 1 (Fall semester)
  • October 1 (Spring semester)
  • March 1 (Summer session)

Applications completed after these deadlines will be reviewed; however, for fullest consideration, all application materials should be submitted before the deadlines. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the following Monday is considered the deadline date.

Admission Requirements

Applicants typically are expected to meet the following admission criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • Undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better on a four-point scale.
  • Graduate GPA or 3.00 or better on a four-point scale.
  • Preferred Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 300 or higher. Normally if the applicant's GRE composite score of verbal and quantitative tests is less than 300, the applicant will not be accepted. However, if there is offsetting evidence of superior ability, admission may be granted on a conditional basis.
  • English Proficiency Requirements (international applicants)
  • Training in college mathematics through differential and integral calculus or the equivalent.
  • One year of professional experience in teaching, research, or related fields is highly desirable.
  • Master's degree before being admitted to the Ph.D. program.

Application Procedure

  1. Create an application account to begin the application process.
  2. Submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  3. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive email instructions on how to establish your HawkID and password which you will use to access MyUI, our online service center for students and applicants.
  4. You will use your Admissions Profile on MyUI to upload required supplemental materials.

Required Supplemental Materials

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University’s institutional code is 6681)
  • Official TOEFL scores may be required for some non-native speakers of English
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation*

* You will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders, including their email, on your Admissions Profile. The recommender will then get an email with instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.


Application questions can be directed to: Sue Cline in the Office of Student Services   319/335-5260,

We look forward to receiving your application!

Additional Information

  • Students who want to transfer to Educational Measurement and Statistics from another program within The University of Iowa must submit a statement that explains why they want to change programs and why they think the Educational Measurement and Statistics program will help them accomplish their educational and vocational goals.