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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 Commencement  

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
1:00 pm

Mariucci Arena

Graduate students from the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Engineering, and the Medical School Basic Science Departments will be recognized at a combined commencement ceremony. Student registration begins in February, and faculty registration begins in March. For more information please visit the ASE Commencement website.


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.