Financial Support

All admitted applicants will be financially supported by a 9 or 12-month graduate assistantship throughout their tenure in the program. Assistantships are through faculty-supported research grants (research assistantships) and/or departments (teaching assistantships). Assistantships pay a monthly stipend, include a tuition scholarship (100% PhD, 50% MS), and provide health insurance at no charge. Tuition balances are calculated at the Iowa resident rate. Assistantships are identified by the nominating faculty member during the admission process. When contacting faculty members, applicants should inquire about the availability of assistantships.

Additionally, all nominated applicants will be considered for a Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship in the form of a 9 or 12-month, 1/4-time research assistantship. Current Iowa State graduate students are not eligible. Awards are based on a competitive review of academic credentials.

Additional financial support opportunities are available through the Graduate College to historically underrepresented groups.

Additional information on graduate assistantships, tuition and fees, and health insurance is available on the Graduate College website.