M.A. On Campus

Special Education

The University of Iowa

24 months
31254 USD/year
32887 USD/year
13939 USD/year
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The Special Education at the The University of Iowa provides in-depth theoretical and field work experiences in special education. The 32-semester hour program offers specialization in three areas: K-8 Strategist I, 5-12 Strategist I: Mild/Moderate, Instructional Strategist II: Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities (K-12).


About Special Education at the The University of Iowa

The MA in Special Education equips you to serve students with disabilities at the elementary and secondary levels in either public or private settings. In collaboration with faculty, students will explore topics and interventions that support a diverse range of disabilities. The program prepares students for both careers as teachers and leaders in K-12 classrooms and future graduate study.

Your program advisor will help guide you through the requirements for degree completion. For a complete list of requirements and courses, please visit the General Catalog.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Opportunities in Education
  • Big Ideas: Creativity for a Lifetime
  • Teaching as a Human Endeavour
  • Finding Your comfort Zone: Secret to Success
  • Teaching Elementary Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


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).
  • A statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile.
  • Your official GRE scores from Education Testing Service (the University’s institutional code is 6681).

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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