Application Process

If you have not previously been admitted to Iowa State’s Graduate College (or if you’ve been admitted as a non-degree seeking student as opposed to a certificate or degree-seeking program), you will apply using the online graduate application below.

Please disregard any application acceptance dates that may be listed on the Iowa State University-wide admissions site and continue with your application as prompted through their website.

Previously Admitted Students

If you have previously been admitted to Iowa State’s Graduate College, do not use the application portal above. Instead, fill out Section I of the “request to transfer from one major/program/department” form and submit this form, along with the below required application materials, directly to the graduate support specialist.

Nomination Letters: Three nomination letters sent directly to Each letter should be written by someone who is familiar with your professional practice and submitted directly to Nominators should speak to your verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, leadership potential, and ability to persist through professional career challenges.

Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended are required for formal admission to the program. However, you may submit unofficial transcripts for admissions review. If you have earned a degree at Iowa State, you do not need to order those transcripts because these will already be on file. Official transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Admissions
100 Enrollment Services Ctr.
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2011

International applicants only:  A TOEFL score of at least 83 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required for consideration for admission to the School of Education. Please upload your official TOEFL or IELTS score report to your online graduate application.

All non-transcript materials should be submitted electronically to

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School of Education

1620 Lagomarcino Hall
901 Stange Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-1041