Master On Campus

Social Studies Education

The University of Iowa

24 months
31254 USD/year
32887 USD/year
13939 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Studies Education at the The University of Iowa is for teachers already holding teacher licensure and provides opportunities for in-depth study of social studies curricula and pedagogy, global education, and new developments in history and the social sciences.


About Social Studies Education at The University of Iowa

Built with flexibility in mind, you will work with your advisor to create a course of study that aligns with your interests related to social studies education and career goals.

The Master of Arts in teaching and learning with a social studies education subprogram requires 38 s.h. of graduate credit. Students must maintain a program g.p.a. of at least 3.00.

The program provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary work in education, history, social science, or related areas for classroom teachers, high school department chairs, supervisors, and others interested in advancing their competence in history and the social sciences and greater proficiency in teaching and supervision.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher
  • Foundations of Education
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Methods: Secondary Social Studies
  • Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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
  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • Teacher Education Program Application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teacher Education Program applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31254 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32887 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13939 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13939 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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