Seed Science and Technology


The objective of this Seed Science and Technology Graduate Certificate is to provide graduate level study in the science and technology used in the seed industry. This certificate is oriented toward individuals with a business background who want to understand the technical side of their industry in more depth so they can better apply their knowledge, skills and experience. Seed science in this case includes not only the science associated with seed production and use, but also plant breeding and plant biotechnology.

Contact: Lori Youngberg
Phone: 515-294-9137
E-mail Address:

Certificate Funding Options

This Certificate program does not currently qualify for Federal Financial Aid. The following funding options are available:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Our online program has a rolling admission process and we review applications as they come in for the next available starting term.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS:No

Financial Statement: Application