1857
605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142-1857

School Details

Established in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private institution located in rural northeastern Iowa, in the town of Fayette. The idea of founding Upper Iowa University was that of a local pioneer woman named Elizabeth Alexander, who in 1894 obtained $10,000 from her husband, and $5,000 plus ten acres from her son in law and used these donations to create the university. In January of 1857, the first classes began in what was then known as the “Fayette Seminary of the Upper Iowa Conference,” and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. In 1858, the name of institution was changed to Upper Iowa University. Upper Iowa University maintained its affiliation with the Methodist Church, until 1928 and then separated from the church and became an independent university. Until the time of the separation, the Methodist Church had helped to maintain and support the university. As result of the separation, the university broadened its curriculum and added academic advisors to assist with personalizing the education of its students.

Upper Iowa offers an online program that makes it easier for students that need a more flexible schedule to earn a degree, and offers post-secondary degree program majors, master’s degree programs and certificate programs. The online program is internet-based, and allows students to work on their own schedule. Students participating in the online program can begin taking classes in any of the terms during the year.

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Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Certificate in Art Administration Master of Public Administration / Government Administration

Business

Associate of Arts in General Business Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies Bachelor of Science in Financial Management Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management Bachelor of Science in Management Bachelor of Science in Marketing Bachelor of Science in Public Administration / General Bachelor of Science in Public Administration / Policy-Politics Certificate in Communication Studies Certificate in Human Resource Management Certificate in Management Certificate in Marketing Certificate in Organizational Leadership Master of Business Administration / Accounting Master of Business Administration / Corporate Financial Management Master of Business Administration / General Management Master of Business Administration / Human Resources Management Master of Business Administration / Organizational Development Master of Public Administration / Government Administration Master of Public Administration / Nonprofit Organizational Management Master of Public Administration / Public Management Master of Sport Administration

Computer Science & IT

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Emergency & Disaster Management Bachelor of Science in Public Administration / Emergency Management Bachelor of Science in Public Administration / Fire Science Bachelor of Science in Public Administration / Law Enforcement Certificate in Emergency & Disaster Management Master of Public Administration / Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Education

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Student Affairs Graduate Certificate in Leadership Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coach Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership Master of Education in Higher Education Master of Education in Instructional Strategist Master of Education in Reading Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Healthcare

Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration

Math & Science

Certificate in Sustainability

Psychology & Human Services

Associate of Arts in Psychology Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelor of Science in Social Science Master of Public Administration / Health & Human Services