Biosciences Program

  • Prospective Students

    At Iowa, over 370 graduate students are conducting groundbreaking research while enjoying a vibrant, innovative, and inclusive environment.

    As an internationally renowned research university, Iowa is committed to excellence and innovation in knowledge and practice. For decades, we have been known for the best in health care and medical research and education. The research enterprise of the UI Carver College of Medicine garnered over $209 million in external funding in FY 2012 and is ranked 11th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.

    Researchers in 325+ laboratories are served by state-of-the-art core research facilities and research support facilities. Much of the research conducted is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through major research centers, programs and institutes. Many faculty members are internationally renowned for their research. Four faculty members are Howard Hughes Institute Investigators, 17 are members of the Institute of Medicine and three are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Diversity is a critical part of the college’s research, education and clinical care goals. A diverse student body, faculty, staff and patient population help provide a richer education for all students and a more well-rounded research enterprise.

    In addition to encouraging academic collaborations between scientists of broadly varied background and perspectives we invite prospective students to engage in our special initiatives.  Initiatives include the Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship, UI Summer Undergraduate Research programs, FUTURE in Biomedicine program, and the Annual Pre-Graduate Biomedical Research Conference. The UI Graduate College sponsors the Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship.