What will I learn?

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Computing and Networking Systems; Secure and Reliable Computing; Software Systems; Very Large Scale Integration;

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Computing and Networking Systems; Information Systems Security/Networking; Software Systems; VLSI Design

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and scholarly literature in their fields of study.

Understand ethical principles and conduct responsible research

Effectively communicate and disseminate their technical contributions.

Students pursuing theses/dissertations shall also demonstrate ability to conduct state-of-the-art research and expand the knowledge base in their fields of study

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,676.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 September 2022

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

College of Engineering

4100 Marston Hall,

533 Morrill Rd.,

AMES,

Iowa,

50011, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Iowa State requires a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies. International degrees must be comparable to a US bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country. A minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for admission.

For international students

Iowa State requires a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.

International degrees must be comparable to a US bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.

A minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for admission.

The minimum scores accepted by the Graduate College are:

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT): 88

TOEFL Paper (PBT): 570

IELTS: 6.5

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 59

Duo Lingo English Test: 105

Application Deadlines: For Fall entry, the funding priority deadline is January 15; for Spring entry, it is September 1. Applications are welcome after these dates, and will receive consideration for remaining admission and funding opportunities.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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