Applications

Acceptance into the MFA program in dance requires admission into the Graduate College of the University of Iowa, as well as admission into the Department of Dance. Applicants must complete all application forms required for admission prior to the graduate auditions. Decisions regarding admission and assistantships cannot be confirmed until all required applicant files are completely satisfied.

The graduate application process has two steps that must be completed by December 3, 2018:

1.  Fill out and submit the Graduate College Application form. After you submit your application, you will receive email instructions on how to establish your HawkID and password in order to access your Admissions Profile on MyUI, our online portal for students.

2.  Upload required supplemental documents through a secure portal. The following supporting materials should be uploaded through your Admissions Profile:

All MFA application materials will be screened prior to arranging on-campus auditions. Applicants applying for teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships must complete one of the following on-campus auditions:

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 and Tuesday, January 29, 2019 or
  • Wednesday, Feburary 4, 2019 and Thursday, February 5, 2019

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Those whose native language is not English must take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless they have received a degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada (except Québec), Australia, or New Zealand. International graduates must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or a score of 81 on the Internet-based test (IBT) or score a 7.0 with no section lower than 6.0 on the IELTS in order to be admitted into the Graduate College. TOEFL scores in the range of 550-600 will require an English evaluation on campus and English courses may be required in the first year of study at the University. Therefore, a total score of 600 on the TOEFL exam is preferable.

Regardless of the score, all applicants submitting an IELTS score will be required to sit for an English evaluation upon arrival in Iowa City. The TOEFL examination is given at various time of the year, and in many centers throughout the world. Inquires should be addressed to Director, TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541.

Foreign student applicants whose native language is other than English must take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless they have received a degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, or New Zealand.

International graduates must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or a score of 81 on the Internet-based test (IBT) or score a 7.0 with no section lower than 6.0 on the IELTS in order to be admitted into the Graduate College. TOEFL scores in the range of 550-600 will require an English evaluation on campus and English courses may be required in the first year of study at the University. Therefore, a total score of 600 on the TOEFL exam is preferable. Regardless of the score, all applicants submitting an IELTS score will be required to sit for an English evaluation upon arrival in Iowa City. Information on the English Evaluation.

Inquiries should be addressed to the Director, TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08541. The National TOEFL Registration Center in Baltimore may be contacted by calling 1-800-GO-TOEFL. Visit www.toefl.org for more information.

Graduate e-mail inquiries may be directed to: gradmail@uiowa.edu.

International graduate inquiries may be directed to: admissions-intlmail@uiowa.edu.