The MS Agronomy program uses a preapplication screening process through the Grad College of Iowa State University. Should you be accepted into the program, you will be directed to complete an ISU graduate application at the appropriate time.
The preapplication deadline for consideration for a fall semester start is April 1, and spring semester start is October 1 of any given year. Any applicant who qualifies for an auto-admission can be admitted at any time.
If you meet admission requirements, have good letters of reference, and your undergraduate grade point average is above 3.2, we will process your application immediately. You may be admitted into the program for the next fall or spring term (assuming space is available).
If you meet admission requirements and your undergraduate grade point average is less than 3.2, the Admissions Committee will review materials after April 1st and October 1st for next term admission. Admission will be competitive and limited to available space. To ensure equal opportunity to all interested in the program, we require all supporting paperwork before or by the deadline of April 1st and October 1st. Pre-applications will be accepted after the deadline, but for the following academic enrollment period.
If the information you provide is approved, we will ask you to officially apply to the Graduate College 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.
International Prospective Students
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 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.
If you have any other questions about the application process, please contact MSAgron@iastate.edu.