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Undergraduate students studying in the Liberal Arts Building on campus.


At Upper Iowa University, an “undergraduate” is anyone who has not previously completed a college degree. That includes students pursuing associate degrees, certificates, or bachelor’s degrees. Each program has its own requirements for completion. 

Student meeting with professor about graduate thesis project.


Upper Iowa offers several master's degrees, both online and face-to-face. Master’s degrees are available in education, business administration and public administration.  In addition, UIU is finalizing development of new master’s programs in counseling and sport administration, which will be offered soon.  The master of education, which has several emphasis areas, is available on the Fayette campus, in some off-campus education centers, and online.  The MBA is offered on campus, evenings at some centers, as well as online.  The master’s degree in public administration is offered completely online.

Post-graduate certificates also are available in accounting, corporate financial management, human resource management, literacy coach, teacher leadership and organizational development.

UIU also offers 3-credit graduate courses to teachers: Daily 5 and Daily 3. UIU is the only school authorized to teach these courses in literacy and math skills by their founders, The 2 Sisters.

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