Graduate College Information

Graduate College Admissions Requirements

The minimum requirements for domestic students:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.

The minimum requirements for international students:

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements

Graduate College Application Deadlines (department deadlines are typically sooner)

Applications and academic records are due in the Office of Admissions no later than:

  • Fall semester (August through December)—July 15
  • Winter interim (December and January)—Dec. 1
  • Spring semester (January through May)—Dec. 1
  • Summer sessions (May to June/June through July)—April 15

Applications and academic records for international students are due in the Office of Admissions no later than:

  • Fall semester (August through December)—April 15
  • Winter interim (December and January)—Oct. 1
  • Spring semester (January through May)—Oct. 1
  • Summer sessions (May to June/June through July)—March 1

Application to the Graduate College

Includes Estimated Cost of Attendance, Application Deadlines, Application Procedures, and Department Contact Information. We always recommend contacting the individual department in addition to the Graduate College when planning to apply.

Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Industrial Engineering (IE)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Application Process

Apply to the Graduate College here and check your application status

Costs

Estimated Cost of Attendance - for residents, nonresidents, and international students.
Graduate Housing Options - both on and off-campus

Strong Financial Support for Graduate Studies

Nearly all graduate students receive full financial aid packages which include a competitive stipend, tuition support (more than 50%), and health benefits. All students with assistantships and full fellowships are eligible for Iowa Resident tuition rates.

Research and Teaching Assistantships - Receive competitive stipend and reduction in tuition costs. Contact individual departments for more details.

Grants, Scholarships, & Fellowships Opportunities

  • International Travel Awards
  • Graduate College Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Graduate College Summer Fellowships
  • T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • External Opportunities - Graduate Incentive Funds award $100 for applying to nationally competitive scholarships
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) hint: search solicitations for keyword Fellowship
  • National Defense Science & Engineering (NDSEG) Graduate Fellowship
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowships
  • Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships
  • Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship