Electrical Engineering


Program Information:

Program Statement:
    Electrical, computer, cyber security and software engineers are at the core of our rapidly changing smart world. They are the daring visionaries and bright minds who imagine and invent technologies that connect the world, from power and communications to healthcare, finance and avionics.
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)
  • Bioengineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Communications and Signal Processing (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Electric Power and Energy Systems (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Electromagnetics, Microwave, and Nondestructive Evaluation (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Microelectronics and Photonics (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Predictive Plant Phenomics (Ph.D.)
  • Systems and Controls (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Very Large Scale Integration (M.S., Ph.D.)
Area(s) of Emphasis:
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Electric Power and Energy Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Bioengineering
  • Microwaves and Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Microelectronics and Photonics
  • Systems and Controls
  • 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: 5.0 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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