What will I learn?

PhD students should also have:

An ability to design and conduct independent research that informs decision making

A deep and robust understanding of the relevant literature and problems related to their research

Join our internationally-renowned faculty in fundamental and applied research in the following areas:

Manufacturing Technology

Occupational Safety

Industrial Systems Management

Agricultural Systems Technology

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,644.00 per year

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

Application deadline

2 February 2022, 1 July 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

138 Curtiss Hall,

513 Farm House Ln.,



50011, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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

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): 79
TOEFL Paper (PBT): 550
IELTS: 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 53
Duo Lingo English Test: 105

Application Deadlines: International Applicants should apply for priority consideration by February 2 for fall semester, and July 1 for spring semester. International applicants will be asked to delay their admission to the following spring or fall semester in the following instances: Application for fall semester received after April 1; Application for spring semester received after August 1.

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


About Iowa State University

There are eight distinct colleges with more than 300 programs, where passionate faculty are challenging some of the world’s most pressing issues.

  • Scholarships available for freshmen and transfer students
  • Eight colleges offering over 300 programs
  • Based in Ames, at the heart of Iowa
  • Stunning campus with plenty of student-run activities