University of Northern Iowa

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About Us

The University of Northern Iowa is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States and continues its endeavors to meet the needs of higher education and advanced preparation in diverse career fields with a strong and growing graduate program. Graduate degree programs were initiated at UNI in 1951 when the university was authorized by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa to offer a program of graduate work leading to the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.); the program began with the summer session of 1952. In 1960 the graduate program was extended with the addition of a sixth-year program leading to the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree. The addition of the Doctor of Education(Ed.D.) program, approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa in 1982, enables UNI to offer a complete course of professional preparation for the educational practitioner. Four intensive study areas are available through this Doctor of Education degree program: allied health, recreation, and community services; curriculum and instruction; educational leadership; and special education.

Programs Offered

Master of Accounting

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Business Administration

Master of Music

Master of Public Policy

Master of Science

Master of Social Work

Professional Science Master

Specialist in Education

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Technology

Graduate Certificates

Following is a list of Graduate Certificates and the number to call for additional information:

Advanced Studies Certificate/Educational Leadership: Principalship – (319) 273-2605

Advanced Studies Certificate/Educational Leadership: Superintendency – (319) 273-2605

Advanced Technology Certificate – (319) 273-2561

Artist Diploma I – (319) 273-2024

Artist Diploma II – (319) 273-2024

Cartography & Geographic Information Systems – (319) 273-2772

Continuous Quality Improvement – (319) 273-6952

Instructional Technology Facilitator – (319) 273-287

Partnership in Comprehensive Literacy Coach – (319) 273-2873

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader – (319) 273-2873

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – (319) 273-5965

Women’s & Gender Studies – (319) 273-7102


Mailing Address

University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

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University Directory Information

Telephone: (319) 273-2311