Beginning Aug, 2024Applications accepted for Fall 2025
Dec 1, 2024Priority deadline for best consideration
Jan 23 - 25On-campus interviews for invited applicants
Feb 6 - 8On-campus interviews for invited applicants
April 15, 2025Deadline to respond to offers of admission

The graduate application process has two steps:

Step 1:

Submit the online application to UI Graduate Admissions, including: 

  • Application fee is $60 by credit card, $100 for international applicants (fee waiver details). International students are not eligible for a fee waiver. Visit the Big Ten Academic Alliance FreeApp website to see if you qualify for their Program.
  • Applicants who do not qualify for an application fee waiver will have their application fee reimbursed by the Program if they receive an interview invitation and complete an official interview.
  • Self-report English proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS) if applicable
  • If English is not your first language and you are admitted, you will need to provide an official score report from TOEFL or IELTS.

International applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in compliance with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements. TOEFL scores must be reported directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which administers the TOEFL. The University's institution code is 6681. Automatic waivers of this requirement are granted for persons who have completed a bachelor's degree (or higher) at an accredited university in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada (excluding French Quebec), Africa (English speaking), Australia, or New Zealand.

Step 2:

After you submit your application, you will be sent a Hawk ID and password to access your Admissions Profile on MyUI with instructions on how to upload supplemental materials: 

  • Upload your unofficial academic records/transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Research Statement
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • GRE scores are not required

If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts.

Your Admissions Profile includes an electronic letter of recommendation feature. You will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders including their email. The recommender will then get an email with instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter.

Your research statement should describe:

  • Background, rationale, hypothesis and findings for each research experience

Your resume or curriculum vitae should include all:

  • Employment
  • Research experience
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Publications and presentations
  • Conferences attended
  • Relevant academic awards and prizes
  • Professional memberships

Your personal statement should describe your:

  • Reasons for pursuing a PhD in Immunology
  • Career goals
  • Reasons for choosing to apply to the University of Iowa       


Checking Application Status

Use your HawkID and password to log into your Admissions Profile on MyUI. Check the status of your application frequently and follow-up with the appropriate institution(s) or person(s) to facilitate the timely submission of required materials. Applicants will be notified via email if invited for an interview.

Please note: Official transcripts and official score reports (TOEFL) are only required from the applicants accepting the offer of admission.