Graduate Students

The graduate programs in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University are some of the best in the nation – the 2010 U.S. News and World report magazine ranked the educational leadership and policy studies among the seven best in public colleges and universities and the education program 79th among the top 279 schools.

In the College of Human Sciences, we’re studying the science and technology of living and learning. From hands-on field experiences to high-tech labs, our graduate students emerge as academic and career professionals, equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Iowa State University campus affords students access to rich learning environments, world-renown faculty mentors, and a safe, welcoming campus community. The following links will help you get started:

Graduate admission to Iowa State University

Iowa State University Graduate College

Tuition and fees calculator

Financing graduate study

Distance education: Iowa State University

Distance education: College of Human Sciences

International student admissions

International student graduate college information

Graduate student housing

Childcare at Iowa State University

  • Important Dates

    February 1 — New graduate student scholarship application deadline

    March 1 — Returning graduate student scholarship application deadline

  • Graduates Find Rewarding Jobs

    In 2010-11, 91 percent of CHS graduates with bachelor’s degrees got a job (of those new jobs 91 percent were directly related to their majors) or gained acceptance to graduate or professional school within six months of graduation. Culinary Science, Nutritional Science, Diet and Exercise, Kinesiology, and Family and Consumer Sciences – had placement rates of 100 percent! Story »