Food Science and Human Nutrition/Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences at Iowa State University


Application fee waiver

Full tuition waiver

Program fees waiver

Stipend $2,083/month

Program Description

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


Students apply online to ISU:

The application form, GRE exams, 3 letters of reference and official transcripts must be provided. Applications are screened by the IGPNS admissions committee for quality of previous education, GRE scores and compatibility with faculty research interests.

Program Contacts

Ruth MacDonald
Professor and Chair
Food Science and Human Nutrition

Iowa State University
2312 Food Sciences
Ames, IA 50011



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