Iowa State University - Food Science and Human Nutrition

Why you should consider 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.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 9,971 $ 9,971 $ 0
Out of state $ 23,790 $ 23,790 $ 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 the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Full tuition and fees are covered by ISU.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

1 enrolled student per year

Other benefits or opportunities

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

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 9,000

Application fee waived?



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

Jobs for program alumni

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

Other details

Program length

2 years

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]


Program begins


Non-traditional options


Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Matt Rowling, Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition

224C MacKay Hall
Ames, IA 50011