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Graduate College

Innovative minds. Infinite possibilities.

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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What can I study?

Iowa State University offers graduate study in more than 250 graduate programs. Choose a full or part-time master's or doctoral degree, a campus-based or online master’s degree, or even a certificate. If you need to enhance your credentials with additional coursework, or simply interested in taking a class or two, consider a non-degree seeking option. Discover and learn within small groups of peers and faculty in classes, seminars, labs, studios, and internship opportunities.

Featured research

Information portrait of Iowa State graduate students Oluwatuyi Olowoyeye and Erika Ibarra-Garibay.

Fellowship program recognizes graduate research

Two Iowa State graduate students earned fellowships and funding to pursue their research in food and agriculure.


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

Financial support

Funding sources that support graduate education include assistantships (research, teaching, administrative), tuition and fee scholarships, academic or Graduate College scholarships, and fellowships.

Professional development

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