Iowa State University

College of Agriculture

Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture


657 Ross Hall

Alumni Hall

Ames, IA 50011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Sustainable Agriculture, PhD in Sustainable Agriculture

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture trains students to design and manage agricultural systems that enhance food security, support human communities, and protect environmental quality. Students are expected to master agroecological principles, investigate the social relations underlying sustainable farming and food systems, and gain experience with practical techniques of sustainable agriculture. We balance depth in disciplinary knowledge with broad, systems-level thinking. Our curriculum integrates the natural and social sciences through team-taught interdisciplinary courses that emphasize higher-order critical thinking skills and collaborative learning.


The Iowa State University Graduate College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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