Find your graduate program

In the College of Human Sciences, each graduate program is studying an aspect of 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) (distance-hybrid)

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (distance-hybrid)

 

Diet and Exercise

Bachelor's/master's program

 

Dietetics

Master of Professional Practice in Dietetics

MFCS -- Dietetics (online)

 

Education

The Division of Higher Education offers the following degree options and certificate programs. For more information (including Student Affairs and Community College Leadership area of emphases), please refer to the SOE website:

Division of Higher Education

Doctor of Philosophy (one area of emphasis)

Doctor of Education (one area of emphasis)

Master of Education (two areas of emphasis)

Community College Teaching, certificate

 

TLLP is comprised of four areas and three certificate options, with a variety of emphasis areas for specialization. In addition, TLLP offers educator preparation programs that can lead to licensure recommendation. For more information, please refer to the SOE website:

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

Doctor of Philosophy (7 areas of emphasis)

Doctor of Education (1 area of emphasis)

Master of Education (5 areas of emphasis)

Master of Science (4 areas of emphasis)

Educator preparation programs (3 areas of emphasis, 2 M.Ed., 1 M.A.T)

Instructional Design, certificate

Literacy Coaching, certificate (online)

Special Education Instructional Strategist II

 

School of Education Certificate Program

Applied Research in the Human Sciences

Education for Social Justice

 

Event Management

Master of Science (online)

 

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) (distance-hybrid)

Hospitality Management Doctor of Philosophy

Distance Doctor of Philosophy (DDP) (distance-hybrid)

 

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

 

Online/Distance Education

Distance education CHS graduate programs