Iowa State University’s Office of Admissions application portal is a fantastic resource for all applicants. Please make sure you visit their website to make sure you fulfill all of their requirements to ensure you submit a complete application. You can visit the application portal by clicking on the following link: Office of Admissions application portal.
The Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering (IMSE) Department also has program-specific requirements that must be fulfilled before your application can be considered complete. Please visit the following link to make sure you are submitting all of the required documents: IMSE Graduate Program Requirements.
*** These two terms have been highlighted throughout this FAQ in order for you to better understand the difference.
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- Why do you wish to pursue graduate studies in industrial engineering at ISU?
- What are your career goals after completing your degree?
- How have your background, education, and/or experiences prepared you for graduate study?
- What are your research interests for a thesis or dissertation? (for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants only).
If you are an international student you are not eligible for student aid because one of the requirements for admittance to ISU is verification that you have sufficient resources to support yourself financially while you are here.
The IMSE Department typically offers funding to top-quality PHD applicants, which means assistantships are highly competitive.