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Residency Requirement

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

All doctoral programs will contain a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate work. Of those 72 s.h., at least 39 must be earned while registered in the University of Iowa Graduate College, and after formal program admission. For example the academic registration cannot be fulfilled by coursework completed under the non-degree or non-departmental student classification or with transfer credit. Classes with grades lower than "C-" do not count toward residency or toward the degree. Classes with a grade of "S" do count.