Computer Engineering


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Online Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)
  • Online Master of Science (M.S.)
Area(s) of Specialization: (may appear on 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:
  • Information Systems Security/Networking
  • Software Systems
  • VLSI Design
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • 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
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the doctorate: 5.2 years (Methods)
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 1.8 years (Methods)

Program Contact:

Contact: ECpE Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 515-294-9162
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: International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 570
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 88
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 59
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

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.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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