Mechanical Engineering


We want to thank you for the opportunity to learn about your career goals and research interests and to highlight how our program can meet your needs. The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) offers two major research degrees: a master of science (M.S.) or a doctoral degree (Ph.D.). Our graduate programs offer you the opportunity to pursue cutting-edge research directed at addressing global needs that positively impact society and individual lives. You will work closely with our accomplished faculty in state-of-the-art facilities to achieve scientific breakthroughs and innovative engineering solutions in core ME disciplines. The professional independence, creativity and leadership you will explore in our program will provide you with a rewarding educational experience highly sought after by industry and academia.

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.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Predictive Plant Phenomics (Ph.D.);

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Health; Computational Sciences; Fluids; Multi-scale Engineering; Systems; Energy

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Samantha Hirschman
Phone: 515-294-0838
E-mail Address:


Application Deadlines: January 15 for Fall Admissions and September 1 for Spring Admissions; For full consideration, all materials must be submitted and part of your application file by the deadline.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Materials Needed: resume, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and official GRE scores. The Pre-Application is free and does not require resume, LOR, or official transcripts. All items are required for the full admission application.
Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent required. Research experience is a recommended qualification. Recommended minimum GRE scores are 145 (Verbal), 155 (Quantitative) and 3.0 (Writing). At this time, to complete the MEN in ME degree online, you must reside within the US.
If your undergraduate or graduate degree is from Iowa State, the GRE requirement can be waived. MEN applicants are not required to take the GRE.
Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research and Research Programs
International Students - Graduate Application Instructions
U.S. Students - Graduate Application Instructions

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

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

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

If you do not have the ability to upload supplemental materials to your application please email a PDF to Please no paper materials.