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Graduate College

Connect. Discover. Grow.

Graduate students at Iowa State University are part of a community of adventurous minds, connecting through research, discovery, and intellectual growth.

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Work with world-class faculty in outstanding facilities. Conduct life-changing research with small groups of peers and faculty. Be at the cutting edge of innovation while pursuing your degree.

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Fellowships and funding expand graduate research

Hamidreza Zobeiri, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, won the 2022 Zaffarano Prize for Graduate Student Research. Zobeiri has published 14 research articles as the lead author and co-authored seven articles.


Innovate through research by discovering new answers to research problems, adding to the collective knowledge of the world, and affecting positive change. 

Teaching and research

Graduate assistantships offer the chance to gain valuable experience with academic functions. All GAs are provided tuition support, a stipend, and insurance benefits.

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