Computer Engineering


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Computing and Networking Systems (M.S., Ph.D.); Predictive Plant Phenomics (Ph.D.); Secure and Reliable Computing (M.S., Ph.D.); Software Systems (M.S., Ph.D.); Very Large Scale Integration (M.S., Ph.D.);

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:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and scholarly literature in their fields of study.
  2. Understand ethical principles and conduct responsible research
  3. Effectively communicate and disseminate their technical contributions.
  4. 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

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Stacey Ross
Phone: 515-294-9162
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ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

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.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

As of May 2020, the GRE requirement is temporarily suspended.
Three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted electronically with your online application.
The Master of Engineering is a course-based program primarily for online students. For additional information on the Master of Engineering program, click here.
Information and requirements for the Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) can be found here.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 570
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 88
PTE 59
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

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