Graduate Program

With many challenges ahead, our society needs individuals who can engineer relevant, crucial solutions with a purpose. As one of the broadest engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering offers students a diverse education and understanding of how to make the world a more technologically advanced and sustainable place to live.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University blends creativity with our experience as researchers and educators to provide students with an opportunity to make lasting discoveries. With the technical knowledge and skills our graduate students gain, they are prepared to solve the critical national and global problems.

Degree choices

We have several degree options that will help you reach your career goals:

Not sure which degree option to pursue? Find out which one best fits your career path.

Be sure to check out research programs to see what areas interest you.

Ready to apply?

You can apply right now through our online application process.

Application deadlines—January 1 for fall admissions; August 15 for spring admissions.

Program and application requirements (including GRE, TOEFL score guidelines).

Need something else? Contact Kristin Clemens, program assistant for graduate education, or