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Upper Iowa University Online Program
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605 Washington Street
PO Box 1861
Fayette, IA 52142

800 603 3756

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Over 150 years of experience: Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to approximately 6,765 students-nationally and internationally-at various campuses and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.

Upper Iowa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Nationally Regarded Distance Learning Programs: Programs are designed to meet the needs of working adults. You can "be in class" any time of the day that fits your schedule.

Online Program: In UIU's Online Program you will interact with your classmates and the instructor in course discussions, and individual and collaborative assignments. Courses are offered in convenient and effective 8-week terms and are led by supportive and caring faculty members, who combine strong academic qualifications with extensive real-world experience. You do not need to sacrifice academic quality for the convenience of an affordable online program. 24/7/365 technical support is available by toll-free telephone, email, and within the course delivery platform.

Independent Study Program: The program started in 1973 and was one of the first of its kind in the nation. The paper/email based independent study program offers self guided courses, structured around written assignments and proctored exams. The Independent Study Program allows you to advance your education from any location, at any time. Internet access though helpful is not required.

U.S. Education Centers: UIU offers evening and weekend classes at 17 educational centers located in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

International Education Centers: UIU has three international education centers located in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Why Choose UIU?

  • Nationally recognized leader in distance education offering online and independent study programs for adult learners worldwide.
  • Liberal credit transfer policy
  • Open enrollment - apply anytime in the year and start working toward your degree completion in any of six annual terms
  • Flexibility - perfect for adult students who are trying to juggle the demands of their career and family while working on their degree
  • Convenient - work on your class at any time of day - if you have access to the Internet, your home or office computer brings your class directly to you, no matter where you are in the world.
  • Excellent customer service - work with knowledgeable academic advisors.
  • Internationally-recruited faculty members with superior academic qualifications combined with extensive practitioner experience.
  • No onsite residency requirement.
  • UIU recognized as one of the top military friendly colleges by Military Advanced Education and GI Jobs magazines.
  • has named several of UIU’s online degrees a "Best Buy" in their prestigious rankings.
  • The UIU Online Program is one of the top ranked online programs in the nation according to Online Education Database.


  • Tuition that fits your budget
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Veterans benefits - Upper Iowa is a proud member of the Post-9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program.

Academic Programs of Study: Certificates, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Masters Programs are available.

Bachelor of Science degree with majors in: accounting, business administration, criminal justice, emergency and disaster management, financial management, health services administration human resources management, human services, information technology, interdisciplinary studies, management, management information systems, marketing, psychology, public administration (fire science, general, or law enforcement emphasis), and social science.

Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) with six areas of emphasis: accounting, corporate financial management, global business, human resources management, organizational development, and quality management.

Master of Higher Education Administration (MHEA) with two areas of emphasis: community and technical college administration and leadership.

Master of Public Administration Degree (MPA) with six areas of emphasis: general study, government administration, health and human services, justice and homeland security, nonprofit organizations, and public personnel administration.

How do I get started?

We understand there are many considerations when beginning or returning to college. Our admissions advisors are here to help answer questions and provide tentative evaluations of your transcripts as well as provide support throughout your degree completion. Contact us by phone at 800-603-3756 or email us at , for assistance. You may also visit our website at

At UIU you have the power to reach your goals, build a new future, and recharge your dreams.

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