Graduate programs

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:

Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Master of Science

Master of Science (non-thesis)

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy(distance)

 

Diet and Exercise

Bachelor's/master's program

 

Education

Division of Higher Education

Community College Leadership, M.Ed.

Student Affairs, M.Ed

Higher Education, Ph.D.

Community College Teaching, certificate

Division of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy (TLLP)

Educational Leadership, Organizations, & Policy (ELOP)

Instructional Technology, Mathematics Education, and Science Education (ITMS)

Language, Literacy, and Learning (L3)

Social and Cultural Studies of Education (SCS)

School of Education Certificate Program

Applied Research in the Human Sciences

Education for Social Justice

 

Family and Consumer Sciences

Master of Family and Consumer Sciences (non-thesis) with specialization in Human Development and Family Studies

MFCS -- Comprehensive (online) with Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies specialization

MFCS -- Dietetics (online)

MFCS -- Family Financial Planning (online)

Family Financial Planning (FFP) Graduate Certificate (online)

Financial and Housing Counseling (FHP) Graduate Certificate (online)

MFCS -- Gerontology (online)

MFCS -- Youth Development (online)

Youth Development Specialist Graduate Certificate (online)

Youth Program Management and Evaluation Graduate Certificate (online)

 

Food Science and Technology

Master of Science - Food Science and Technology

Doctor of Philosophy - Food Science and Technology

Food Safety and Defense Graduate Certificate (CALS)

 

Gerontology

Master of Science 

Master of Science (non-thesis) 

MFCS -- Gerontology (online)

Gerontology graduate minor (on campus)

Gerontology Graduate Certificate (online)

Doctor of Philosophy

 

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management Master of Science

Master of Science (non-thesis)

Hospitality Management Doctor of Philosophy

Distance Doctor of Philosophy (DDP)

 

Human Development and Family Studies

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

 

Kinesiology

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Doctoral program in Kinesiology

 

Nutrition

Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences Master of Science

Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Family and Consumer Science - Dietetics (MFCS - Non-thesis) (online)

 

Online/Distance Education

Distance education CHS graduate programs