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IE Graduate Admissions
Requirements and Procedure
Students can be accepted with a BS or BA degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, psychology, and other science areas. At a minimum, students with non-engineering bachelors degrees are expected to have a good knowledge of calculus. Preliminary coursework may be required for students without an industrial engineering bachelors degree.
The minimum requirements for admission into the Industrial Engineering graduate program are:
- Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Unofficial transcripts (offical transcripts only required if accepted)
- Statement of purpose
- GRE scores: 153V; 151Q; 4.5AW
- TOEFL if English is not your first language: 600 PBT (equivalent to 250 CBT; 100 IBT). Alternatively, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score 7.
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
Some of the above requirements can be waived in select cases when other components of the application are particularly outstanding. Satisfaction of the above requirements does not guarantee admission. Students can be accepted with a BS or BA degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, psychology, and other science areas. At a minimum, students with non-engineering bachelors degrees are expected to have a good knowledge of calculus. Preliminary coursework may be required for students without an industrial engineering bachelors degree.
Graduate Application Procedure
Information regarding the procedure for applying for graduate studies can be obtained from the website of the Graduate Admissions Office.
Fall Semester--July 15 (April 15 for International Students)
Spring Semester--December 1 (October 1 for International Students)
Summer Session--April 15 (March 1 for International Students)
*all requirements must be fulfilled by deadline dates
Most Industrial Engineering graduate students receive financial support through a combination of research and teaching assistantships and fellowships. Decisions about research and teaching assistantships are made by the individual faculty members. Questions about availability of financial support should be addressed to faculty in your primary area of study. Awards and reappointments are highly competitive and are based upon the student's academic record, prior performance, the ability to serve, and upon an assessment of the candidate's potential contribution to the research and teaching goals of the program.
Financial support is available through research and teaching assistantships on either a semester or academic year basis. Stipends currently are approximately $21,000 (half time or 20 hours per week) for an academic year of graduate study. Other levels of support are also possible. If an award is made, nonresident students usually also qualify for resident tuition fees, and this is worth approximately $8,300 per academic year. Normally stipends are not immediately awarded to overseas applicants, but, after admission and enrollment, an application can be made. Preference for graduate student support is given to PhD students.
Visits / Questions
We are always happy to arrange a campus visit for prospective graduate students. Please call Tara Hoadley at 319-335-5939 to set up your visit. Questions about the graduate application process should also be addressed to Tara at the above address. Other questions should be addressed to the Department Chair.