College of Design

Interdisciplinary Programs

Sustainable Environments

Application Requirements

The application consideration date for fall admission is February 1. Applications will continually be accepted and evaluated until the cohort is full. Please apply by February 1 for full graduate assistantship consideration. While typical admission is in the fall, we will accept applications for spring or summer semester admission.

Special Pre-Application System

Our graduate program in sustainable environments is testing a new application system. If you apply through this system by December 31, 2018, you will not need to pay the normal application fee, and you will receive a tentative decision on your application within one week. Give it a try! The application is easy to complete. Get started now!

Normal Application Requirements

  • ISU Graduate Admission Application (this is replaced by the special pre-app through Dec. 31)
  • Application fee ($60 for US residents, $100 for international applicants) (this is waived through Dec. 31)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Statement of Academic and Professional Interests – 300-500 words
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Digital portfolio
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for international applicants:
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS score
    • Financial Statement Please wait to submit until you receive an admission decision.

Mailing address for sending official transcripts (all other materials should be submitted electronically):
Iowa State University
100 Enrollment Services Center
Ames, IA 50011

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