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GPSA Handbook
(Revised August 2013)


Welcome to GPSA!

The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

GPSA was the first graduate program in the US to offer both MS and PhD degrees in sustainable agriculture. Over the years, competing programs have arisen in agroecology and organic agriculture; however, GPSA remains the only gradaute program that allows students to pursue a true interdisciplinary curriculum that includes the biological, social, and economic elements of sustainability.

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture focuses on systems to satisfy the food and income requirements of farmers, provide people with a healthy and affordable diet, protect environmental quality and human health, and contribute to the vitality of rural and urban communities.

Want to learn more?

Contact the GPSA program coordinator.