Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies


657 Ross Hall

Alumni Hall

Ames, IA 50011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (IGS) offers flexibility in a nontraditional alternative to conventional graduate programs. Rather than focusing on a single discipline or field of study, IGS emphasizes synthesis through interdisciplinary learning, centered around issues and concerns identified by individual students. Within their areas of specialization, students enrolling in IGS take courses in three different graduate subject areas. Each subject area contributes a minimum of nine credits toward the total; research contributes another three to five credits toward the total 35 credits required for the degree.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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