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Graduate Students

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences has almost 780 graduate students in 12 programs. Of these, 4 programs are interdisciplinary, in that students study across colleges. Beyond this, students also have the opportunity to earn a joint degree in the areas of law or education, or participate in the Peace Corps Master International program. Our graduate programs envision a society capable of dealing with complex problems, and a campus world-renowned for its scholarship and leadership in addressing global climate and environmental change.


Graduate Student Commencement  

CFANS Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, April 24th, 2015
1:00 pm

North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Campus

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) graduate students are invited to the inaugural CFANS Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony.  Online student registration begins in February, and faculty registration begins in March. Please check with your Graduate Program Office for eligibility requirements.  For more information visit the CFANS Graduate Student Commencement Website (website will be available by the end of fall semester).


CFANS Alumni 

Graduate Education Policies

Graduate School Calendar

News and Events

Reference Manuals

Statement on Diversity

Contact Us

Jay Bell 
Associate Dean
for Graduate Programs
190 Coffey Hall 
Phone: 612-625-6703

Lisa Wiley
Graduate Programs Coordinator
227 Coffey Hall
Phone: 612-624-2748

Click the following link to find specific contacts for graduate programs in CFANS.