To pre-apply to the MS Agronomy program, please submit the following items to the Distance Programs in Agronomy office by the deadline for the semester you plan to enroll. The deadline for the fall and spring semesters are April 1st and October 1st, respectively.
If the information you provide is approved, we will ask you to officially apply to the Graduate Admissions Office at ISU. If you submit letters of recommendation or official transcripts during the pre-application process, you will not need to resubmit during the graduate admission process.
Electronically apply to Iowa State University using the official graduate application. The application fee is $100 payable online with a credit card. This is a $90 nonrefundable fee. If you are not able to submit your online application because you are not able to pay the application fee by credit card or online check, you may still complete the online application, print it off, and attach your personal check.
All checks or money orders should be made payable to Iowa State University, and be drawn on U.S. banks. If you complete the online application but do not complete the payment transaction, your online application will not be received by Iowa State.
If you sent us official transcripts, we will forward them to Admissions. You do not need to request transcripts again unless Admissions notifies you. This will allow for a quicker acceptance response from the university admission department. Students who have a degree from an institution outside the U.S. must have a TOEFL electronic exam score of 79 to be considered.
If you are not approved by the university, you will be notified via email. Within the email, you will receive additional information regarding further preparation to meet the program requirements.
Please see the Policy page for more detailed information about enrollment and student status.
MS Agronomy Graduate Admissions
2206 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1010
Phone: (515) 294-2999 or
Fax: (515) 294-5506
If you are interested in applying for the MS Plant Breeding program, please contact Michelle Zander (email@example.com). Management of the MS Plant Breeding program is now handled by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Online Learning, known as the Brenton Center.