Graduate Programs

The graduate programs are structured to allow graduate students to custom design their own program of study (POS). Other than core requirements, students, with approval of their Program of Study Committee, may select from all available graduate coursework to complete the degree. This flexible option is designed to meet the unique needs of our graduate students looking for interdisciplinary curriculum and research:

Masters (MS) Curriculum

MS/PhD Curriculum and Doctorate (PhD) Curriculum (includes masters core courses)

Master of Family and Consumer Sciences

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Minor


  • PhD median time to degree: 4.6 years
  • PhD assistantship students receive 100% tuition remission
  • MS median time to degree: 2.25 years
  • MS assistantship students receive 50% tuition remission

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Graduate Program:
DeAnn Barnes
2330E Palmer Building
2222 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1084