After initial committee review of complete applications, select applicants will be contacted by email and invited for an on-campus interview. The University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics will coordinate travel to and from The University of Iowa campus. While on campus interviewees will meet with current students, faculty, participate in social events, and visit research buildings on campus. After review of all applicant interviews, the committee will make offers of admissions. The University of Iowa abides by the Council of Graduate Schools April 15 Resolution.


Beginning Aug 23, 2023 Applications accepted for Fall 2024
Dec 1st, 2023 Priority deadline for best consideration
Feb 1st -3rd, 2024 On-campus interviews for invited applicants
Feb 22nd -24th, 2024 On-campus interviews for invited applicants
April 15th, 2024 Deadline to respond to offers of admission

For best consideration, please submit completed applications by December 1st, with January 1st as the final date to submit a completed application.

Applications received after January 1st will be considered on a rolling basis.

General itinerary for standard on campus interview weekends


  • Arrive in afternoon
  • Student dinner


  • Breakfast with the Director
  • Faculty interviews
  • Student lunch
  • Faculty interviews
  • Faculty dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Short Talks from University of Iowa faculty
  • Poster session
  • Depart in afternoon

Travel costs within the U.S. will be covered by the Genetics Graduate Program.