Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: None

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Science (M.S.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Arts and Humanities (M.A.); Social Sciences (M.S.); International Development Studies (M.S.); Community Development (M.S., M.S.); Biological and Physical Sciences (M.S.);

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Melissa Stolt
Phone: 515-294-1170
E-mail Address:


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

Application Deadlines: The fall deadline is July 15th,the spring deadline is November 15th,and the summer deadline is April 1st. International students need to apply at least 6 months prior to beginning of a term. The GRE is not required for the Community Development specialization.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Statement of Purpose, (if not sent electronically with application). This statement should discuss the three subject matter areas that you want to pursue and what your emphasis will be.
Please note that the GRE is NOT required in the Community Development specialization.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

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

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
1137 Pearson Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2206