Imagine learning in an online environment where leading universities join together to provide you curricula developed by faculty with industry expertise. You’ll gain perspective and collaborate with students and faculty from areas across the country. You won’t have to transfer credits or attend several different institutions and the cost is the same at all universities participating in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA). GP IDEA is a partnership of 20 public university members providing access to the best educational opportunities by collaboratively developing and delivering high-quality, online academic programs. Great Plains IDEA is an academic alliance that offers fully-online graduate and undergraduate coursework and program options in high demand professional fields.

Enrollment, billing, and grades will be handled at Iowa State University (your home institution). Courses are taught by expert faculty from all of the below institutions:

Iowa State University

Kansas State University

North Carolina State

South Dakota State

University of Missouri

University of Nebraska

Iowa State University is a member of the alliance and can be your home institution for the following programs:

Community Development Master of Science

AG*IDEA, an affiliate of the Great Plains IDEA, is a national consortium of universities offering programs and courses in agriculture disciplines. If you are interested in earning a degree, a graduate certificate or an undergraduate certificate online, or if you would like to take online agricultural coursework to expand your knowledge base in a certain area, consider the following information.

Food Safety and Defense Graduate Certificate

Occupational Safety Undergraduate Certificate
(through course share in Agricultural Systems Management Technology)

Swine Science Online Undergraduate Certificate