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3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2030

School Details

First established as a land-grant institution, Iowa State University is a public, four-year university, located in the city of Ames, Iowa. In 1858, the State of Iowa approved the establishment of Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm, and the first students enrolled in 1869. In 1959, the school became Iowa State University of Science and Technology. As the campus grew, programs emphasized technology and research. Today, Iowa State University continues to focus on well-established academic fields of “agriculture, technology, science, and art.”

Iowa State offers almost 300 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and maintains ten colleges and schools:

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Design
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate College
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Education
  • Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Iowa State University supports online degree opportunities for nontraditional learners: bachelor's, master’s and PhD degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

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Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Liberal Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Apparel, Merchandising & Design Master in Community Development (Great Plains IDEA)

Business

Graduate Certificate in Family Financial Planning (Great Plains IDEA) Master in Family Financial Planning (Great Plains IDEA)

Computer Science & IT

Graduate Certificate in Computer Networking Graduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction Master of Science in Information Assurance

Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society (Great Plains IDEA)

Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Energy Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate in Power Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering Master of Science in Civil Engineering / Construction Engineering & Management

Healthcare

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (Great Plains IDEA) Master in Gerontology (Great Plains IDEA) Master of Science in Dietetics (Great Plains IDEA)

Math & Science

Certificate in Swine Science (Great Plains IDEA) Graduate Certificate in Agronomy Graduate Certificate in Biorenewable Resources & Technology Graduate Certificate in Food Safety & Defense (Great Plains IDEA) Graduate Certificate in Seed Business Management Graduate Certificate in Seed Science & Technology Master of Science in Agricultural Education Master of Science in Agronomy Master of Science in Plant Breeding Master of Science in Seed Technology & Business

Psychology & Human Services

Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Specialist (Great Plains IDEA) Graduate Certificate in Youth Program Management & Evaluation (Great Plains IDEA) Master in Community Development (Great Plains IDEA) Master of Youth Development (Great Plains IDEA)