Graduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Mechanical Engineering!

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.

Please see below for information about applying to our department! Click around and learn more about our programs or watch videos about the research. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Dr. Pranav Shrotriya

Director of Graduate Education

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Grad Admissions Timeline

Preapplication Submission Deadlines
*free, fast unofficial decision
Spring Admission: August 1
Fall Admission: December 15

Full Official Application
Spring Admissions: September 1
Fall Admissions: January 15

For full consideration, all materials must be submitted and part of your application file by the deadline.

Contact Information

Samantha Hirschman
Graduate Student Support Specialist
ME Graduate Program