Computer Science


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

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Computational Molecular Biology (M.S., Ph.D.);

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Data Structures; Artificial Intelligence; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Database Systems; Operating Systems; Parallel and Distributed Computing; Programming Languages; Software Engineering; Robotics; Theory

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Master core areas of Computer Science (MS, PhD)
  2. Achieve in-depth knowledge in chosen subfield of Computer Science (PhD)
  3. Obtain expertise to perform original research that advances Computer Science (PhD)
  4. Demonstrate ability to communicate technical concepts and research results (MS, PhD)

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Carol Kersey
Phone: 515-294-0440
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Fall 2021 Admission: December 15, 2020 and March 1, 2021 Spring 2022 Admission: August 15, 2021 and October 1, 2021

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

This program does NOT requires any supplementary material.
Letters of recommendation should be sent electronically through the ISU application system.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Questions can be sent to
Do NOT submit paper copies of supporting documents