College of Engineering The University of Iowa

College of Engineering The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
6 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


University of Iowa College of Engineering Overview

High quality research and graduate education are central to the mission of The University of Iowa College of Engineering. The college is proud of its production of a substantial volume of externally funded research and of its role in preparing engineering leaders equipped with master's and doctoral degrees.

National publications have consistently ranked the quality of graduate education at the college among the top 20 percent of institutions nationally.

The University of Iowa's College of Engineering does not strive to be the biggest or most comprehensive among engineering colleges. Rather it seeks to focus its efforts and resources in areas of unique strength where true distinction is attainable.

Major research focus areas include computer-aided design and simulation, human factors, environmental health solutions, biotechnology, medical imaging, hydraulics and water/air resources, photopolymerization, big data analytics, machine learning, large-scale intelligent systems, renewable energy, sustainability, nanoscience, and nanotechnology.

These areas of focus are based on substantial faculty strengths in the college and are well positioned for addressing emerging national needs. To date, current and former faculty members hold more than 135 patents and are responsible for $51.1 million (2015-2016) in college and interdisciplinary research expenditures--approximately $568,000 per faculty member.

The University of Iowa College of Engineering Advantage

University of Iowa College of Engineering participates energetically in all four of Iowa's economic development initiatives: advanced manufacturing, information solutions, biosciences, and wind energy.

In biosciences, all six of the college's engineering disciplines (biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical) have close teaching and research ties with all five health sciences colleges (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and public health) on the same campus--a unique advantage over many U.S. public research institutions.

The University of Iowa College of Engineering excels nationally and internationally in several specialty and interdisciplinary research areas. The College has an established a global reputation for its four research units--Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Center for Computer-Aided Design, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, and Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging.

An additional center led by a UI Engineering faculty member as director is the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

University of Iowa College of Engineering Faculty

College faculty members have strategic teaching and research ties with a multitude of interdisciplinary areas on the University of Iowa campus. Currently, 31 engineering faculty members (34 percent) hold secondary appointments in other engineering departments and UI colleges, including Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Public Policy Center, and Urban and Regional Planning.

Forty-nine University of Iowa faculty members from other UI colleges and departments hold secondary appoints in the College of Engineering.

Seventy-three engineering faculty members (76 percent) have affiliations with 17 major university research centers and institutes.

Location & Contact

College of Engineering

The University of Iowa

3100 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA 52242-1527
United States

Dr. Alec Scranton


Phone: 319-335-5766
Fax: 319-335-6086

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering And Applied Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 62
    • Doctoral Degrees 55
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some and oral exam and/or thesis
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


23% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 542
    • Accepted 126
    • Acceptance Rate 23
    • Enrolled 65
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 1st August 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, official academic records/transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and resume, statement of purpose
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, official academic records/transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and resume, statement of purpose
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students276
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students276
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Full-time Percentage77%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian46%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown or International Student45%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty112
    • Full-time Percentage85%
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Female Percentage11%
    • Male Percentage89%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$51,378,470



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