Artificial Intelligence


Program Information:

Program Statement:
    The Department of Computer Science offers a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science as well as a M.S. in Artificial Intelligence.
Degrees Offered:
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
Program Handbook(s):
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the master’s: No data

Program Contact:

Contact: Department of Computer Science Graduate Admissions
Phone: 515-294-5779
E-mail Address:

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • GRE Requirement and Waiver Application
  • SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS: This program does NOT require any supplementary material. Applicants have the option to upload supplemental documents, such as published research papers.
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Letters of recommendation should be sent electronically through the ISU application system. If this is not possible, completed LOR forms should be mailed directly to
  • FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Only required for international students without an assistantship offer. It is not required for the application process but once you receive an admission offer. We cannot send you an I-20 until the financial statement is received.
  • APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS: The Computer Science Department does not offer waivers for the final application fee. Admitted PhD students will have their application fee deferred until they enroll.
  • TWO PHASE APPLICATIONS (For Spring 2024 and earlier): The pre-application is free and only requires CV/resume, unofficial transcripts and SOP. It is OPTIONAL to submit GRE and English proficiency test results. The Computer Science Graduate Admissions Committee will evaluate your pre-application and let you know if the GRE is required and if you are potentially admissible to Iowa State University. If approved, you will be invited to continue your application for the final admission decision. Additional documentation, such as LORs, GRE (unless waived), degree statement/certificate, and English proficiency test results (if applicable), will be required with the final application.
  • ONE PHASE APPLICATION (Fall 2024 and later): Applicants will submit their application documents in one phase. Applicants may request a GRE waiver if they meet the criteria on the Computer Science Department’s Graduate Admissions website.
  • MS Application Deadlines
  • Program Requires GRE: Yes
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 53
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    See detailed deadlines for Fall 2024 applications at Fall 2024 applications will open September 1, 2023.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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