24 months
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The German at The University of Iowa offers a comprehensive undergraduate program of study in German.


About German at The University of Iowa

It facilitates the development of proficiency and confidence in the German language beginning with elementary and intermediate language courses and extending through advanced courses in linguistics, literature, and culture. Courses focus on the cultures of Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland, including migration to and from there, to provide an understanding of the historical and contemporary importance of these countries in a globalized world.

The program prepares students to use German that displays intercultural competency in fields as diverse as international business, teaching, engineering, medicine, music, museum studies, and linguistic or literary study. The Department of German supports outreach, extracurricular activities, and contributions to the visibility of German-related issues in the state of Iowa. The department fosters an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Graduates in this area of study frequently enter the teaching profession. They also find positions in government, foreign service, and commercial enterprises.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary German
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Values and Culture
  • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts
  • Quantitative or Formal Reasoning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application for fall admission is preferred.
  • Late applications considered only if space is available


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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • Application for Graduate Awards
  • Writing samples
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile.
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29739 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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