What will I learn?

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Bioengineering; Communications and Signal Processing; Electric Power and Energy Systems; Electromagnetic, Microwave, and Nondestructive Evaluation; Microelectronics and Photonics; Systems and Controls; Very Large Scale Integration

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Communications and Signal Processing; Electric Power and Energy Systems; Electromagnetic; Bioengineering; Microwaves and Nondestructive Evaluation; Microelectronics and Photonics; Systems and Controls; 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

15 January 2022, 1 September 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 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

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering. A class rank placing you in the upper 25%. Completed 9 to 14 credits of graduate coursework with grade B or better in all courses Completed 15 or more credits of graduate coursework with GPA above 3.00 and no F grades

For international students

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering or closely related area
GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher

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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