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The University of Iowa - 2016

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Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The Graduate College is the point of entry for students pursuing the majority of post-baccalaureate degrees offered at Iowa, with the exception of the DDS, MD, PharmD, JD, LLM, and the MBA. You may apply to only one program unless you are applying to a Combined Degree Program.

These are general minimum requirements of the Graduate College; those of individual departments may be higher:

A U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.

A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.

GRE General Test Scores are used in admission and financial aid decisions.

An undergraduate engineering degree is not required.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission requirements differ in each department; students should contact the department in which they are interested for additional requirements. Reference letters, previous graduate study grade-point average, and other factors may be considered by departments in making admissions decisions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

These are general minimum requirements for international admission to the Graduate College. Requirements of the academic department offering your degree may be higher; students should contact the department in which they are interested for additional requirements.

A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.

A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.

International students must also submit a Financial Statement upon acceptance to the University.

English Proficiency Requirements.
Prior to consideration for admission, international student applicants whose native language is other than English must take and pass TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), unless they have received a degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada (excluding French Quebec), Africa (English-speaking), Australia, or New Zealand.

The Graduate College administers most of the advanced degree programs available at Iowa. Admission to the college requires a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based (PBT) version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 81 on the Internet-based test (IBT). Some departments may require TOEFL scores that are higher than those required by the Graduate College. Please see your department's specific TOEFL requirement.

Alternative to the TOEFL
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) total score of 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.0, may be used to satisfy the English-language requirement. All IELTS test takers will be required to take the on-campus English Proficiency Evaluation.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Non-Resident students must meet the same requirements as residents.

Residency Requirements

No residency requirements. Non-resident students are expected to meet the same entrance requirements as all other graduate students.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students are expected to meet the same entrance requirements as all other graduate students.