Admission to degree programs within the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health is governed by the rules of the University of Iowa Graduate College. General admission criteria include a baccalaureate degree in a science or engineering discipline, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the M.S. and 3.25 for the Ph.D., and the following scores for both the M.S. and Ph.D on the GRE exam: Verbal-151, Quantitative-153. Applicants are then evaluated by the faculty on the basis of general academic background, science background, previous work experience, clarity of focus, and promise.
In addition to meeting university requirements, prospective students must have the prerequisites specified by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. A baccalaureate degree is required, and undergraduate preparation must include 63 semester credit hours in these courses: calculus, physics, mathematics, biological, chemical and either physical sciences or engineering (prerequisites depend on requirements of the chosen specialty area). Acceptable students who lack the prerequisites are required to satisfy these conditions.