Residency Requirement

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Master’s Degree

Of the 30 semester hour minimum required for a M.A., 24 s.h. must be completed at The University of Iowa. Classes with grades lower than "C-" do not count toward residency or toward the degree. Classes with a grade of "S" do count.

Doctoral Graduate College Residency

After completing 24 hours of graduate work, students must complete at least two semesters of 9 s.h., or three semesters of at least 6 s.h. while holding a one-third time assistantship appointment or greater. The semesters need not be consecutive. Transfer credit may be applied toward the first 24 hours. The hours to be counted toward the 24 hour requirement are computed at the END of each semester. For example, if a student has completed 22 hours and is enrolled for 11 hours, the semester of 11 s.h. does not count toward residency. Classes with grades lower than "C-" do NOT count toward residency OR the 24 hour requirement OR toward the degree. Classes with a grade of "S" do count.