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Iowa State University - Food Science and Human Nutrition

About this program

The overall health and well-being of both humans and animals is strongly influenced by diet. The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS) integrates information from across 10 disciplines to give students a well-rounded understanding of nutrition and its application; providing the structure for coordinating and enhancing interdisciplinary nutrition research and graduate education.

  • Year partnership began: 2015
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 1 enrolled student per year

Application requirements

GRE scores, 3 letter of reference, official transcripts and a signed copy of your Peace Corps Description of Service (DOS).

Admissions process

Contact the graduate program to request information about the program: 

[email protected]


Degrees awarded

Master's of Nutritional Sciences

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $9,971 $23,790
Value of fellowship $9,971 $23,790
Net cost $0 $0

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $9,000

Cost savings details

Full tuition and fees are covered by ISU.


Coverdell Fellows that join our graduate program will engage with faculty on research and service projects that synergize their experiences, coursework and research.

Other opportunities

Fellows may accept a teaching or research assistantship that would pay a stipend.

Jobs for alumni

Graduates of the IGPNS have secured positions in academia, government and industry.

Nontraditional options


Contact information

Matt Rowling
Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition




[email protected]


224C MacKay Hall
Ames, IA 50011