Graduate Admissions

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. ME Graduate Programs offers several graduate degree opportunities.


Grad Admissions Timeline

Research degree (Ph.D. and M.S.) app deadline
*initial review within two weeks
Fall admission: February 7
Spring admission: September 1

For Fall 2021, the application deadline has been extended to February 7th.  All applications are fully reviewed upon receipt, and we strongly recommend that full applications be submitted by February 7, 2021.

Coursework degree (M.Eng.) app deadline
*decision within two weeks
Fall admission: July 15
Spring admission: December 1

Contact Information

Ann Hawkins
Program Assistant for Graduate Education
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