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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Admission and Application Information:

For regular admission into the M.A. program the Department requires an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 (transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate coursework are required), at least two letters of recommendation, and a two-page essay outlining interests in Geography, reasons for application to the MA program at the University of Northern Iowa, and future career goals. GRE scores are NOT required. For consideration for Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships, all application materials must be received by February 1 (Fall) or October 1 (Spring). Otherwise, application materials for Fall semester should be received by July 1 and for Spring semester by November 1.

ALL application materials (including reference letters) MUST be sent DIRECTLY to This also includes ALL financial aid applications.

Click here for UNI Graduate College admission forms as well as funding forms.