Graduate Degrees and Programs

Each degree option is a little different. Explore the pages below to determine the program for which you would like to apply.

Research Programs and Major Professor

See which research programs interest you by reviewing our research page! The Department has developed six strategic research foci areas, Computational Sciences, Energy, Fluids, Health, Multi-scale Engineering, and Systems. We have also outlined the faculty areas of expertise to better guide you as to what faculty you may be interested in working with during your graduate education.

Grad Admissions Timeline

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.

Application Review

Pre-Application
We will return a decision about your pre-application within 10 business days of your application submission date. This decision is unofficial and gives you an indication of whether you meet our admission requirements. If you pass the pre-application, you must submit a full application for formal consideration of admission.

Full Official Application
Review of official applications begin after the application deadline. We do not review applications before that date.

Decisions

Most admission decisions are made before the end of prior semester (December for spring admission and May for fall admission). However, students may still be offered admission later.

Individual faculty cannot comment on an applicant’s chances for admission, so we ask that you do not contact faculty directly regarding your admission status.

If you are not admitted, your completed application may be reconsidered for the following semester after your original application semester (for example, if you applied in fall, you can be reconsidered in spring). Your application is valid only for one year.

Contact Information

Samantha Hirschman
Program Assistant
ME Graduate Program
megradapp@iastate.edu