Application Process

Applying to an ISU Engineering graduate program is an easy one or two step process, your choice!

Fall 2023 admission applications are now being accepted. For priority consideration on admittance and funding, please apply by January 15, 2023! Applications for domestic students will be considered through March 15, contact your program of interest for additional details when applying after January 15, 2023.

Option for one-step: If you have all your supporting documentation (listed in step 2 below) and are ready to pay the non-refundable application fee, you can directly apply for full admission through the ISU Admission website

Or, get free feedback on your candidacy before the full application …

Step 1: We offer you a chance to do a FREE pre-application!  Proceed to the ISU Admission website , create an account, and fill out the “pre-application”.  You will be asked to provide your profile, grades, area of interest, undergraduate major and institution, 500-word statement of purpose, and a few other basic items. Your department of interest will then review your file within 2-3 weeks and, if preliminarily qualified, recommend you move forward to step two.

Step 2: Complete the full application, which requires letters of recommendation, transcripts, English proficiency scores (for international applicants), application fee*, and statement of purpose so that the department can make a detailed review of your credentials.

Act now!  Departments are reviewing applications continuously.

*The nonrefundable application fee for domestic students (US citizens, US permanent residents, refugees, asylees, DACA or undocumented) is $60. The nonrefundable application fee for international applicants is $100.

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