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School Details

First established as a land-grant institution, Iowa State University is a public, four-year university, located in the city of Ames, Iowa. In 1858, the State of Iowa approved the establishment of Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm, and the first students enrolled in 1869. In 1959, the school became Iowa State University of Science and Technology. As the campus grew, programs emphasized technology and research. Today, Iowa State University continues to focus on well-established academic fields of “agriculture, technology, science, and art.”

Iowa State offers almost 300 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and maintains ten colleges and schools:

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Design
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate College
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Education
  • Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Iowa State University supports online degree opportunities for nontraditional learners: bachelor's, master’s and PhD degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

Requirements

3.0 GPA from an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program. Two years of engineering experience or current full-time employment as an engineer. Official transcripts. Three letters of recommendation. Resume.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission