Prospective Students

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Thank you for considering Animal Science at Iowa State for your graduate education. We offer MS and PhD degrees in four major programs.

Please note: The selection of a major program on your application will lead to your application being reviewed only by faculty members within that major. For example, if you apply to the Animal Breeding and Genetics major, your application will be evaluated only by our Animal Breeding and Genetics faculty. Please pay particular attention to your selection of major program.

If you wish to be considered for admission to more than one major program, you must indicate your choices both on your application form and in your statement of purpose. 

Our department also cooperates with nine interdepartmental major programs, and serves as one of the home departments for students in these majors. Please note: each interdepartmental program observes its own procedures for application and admission. When applying to one of these programs, please consult the appropriate program Web site and/or Graduate Coordinator to ensure you follow the proper procedure.

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability or status as a US Vietnam Era Veteran.