MS in Industrial Engineering Student
College of Engineering

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Optimizing Systems, Driving Efficiency

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is a versatile advanced degree open to graduates from a wide range of engineering disciplines. Whether you are interested in full-time study or you are a working professional pursuing your studies part-time, our graduate term structure will allow you to accelerate your studies. The program can be finished in as little as one year studying full-time and as few as 21 months studying part-time. Our flexible delivery model will allow you to complete your studies online or face-to-face in the classroom.

Why Choose the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering?

Industrial engineering is a growing field with applications in a wide range of areas. This program enables students with their foundation in this field or numerous other engineering disciplines to build upon it with advanced knowledge and skills in optimization, systems, quality, and cost analysis. With this versatility, students will be well prepared to take their careers in many directions. The program joins the Department’s widely respected BS in Industrial Engineering, and MS and PhD programs in Engineering Management. View our current tuition rates.

What Will You Study?

You will take 9 credits of core courses in topics ranging from Advanced Engineering Statistics, Production, and Inventory Modeling with an additional 3 credits in a core concentration, and 12-15 credits of approved electives. For the remaining credits, there are two options: Non-Thesis Option IE680 (3 cr) for a 30-credit program total or the Thesis Option IE-698-699 (6 cr) for a 30-credit program total. Students must select a faculty advisor and have a plan of study approved before completing 12 credits. At least 6 courses in a plan of study must be 600 or higher level.

Top Five Reasons to Choose the MS in Industrial Engineering

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An Advanced Degree to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Industrial engineering is a growing field with applications in a wide range of areas. This program, which welcomes those with bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering or other engineering science disciplines, will impart to you the advanced knowledge and skills in optimization, systems, quality, and cost analysis. With this versatility, you will be well prepared to take your career in a variety of directions.

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A Curriculum Designed for the Real World

In this highly-personalized learning model, you will be mentored by distinguished faculty who have significant industrial experience and are committed to helping you develop your skills and enhance your applied knowledge.

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On Campus or Online Hybrid Options

Work, family, and other commitments can make it difficult to find the right time to fit in an advanced degree. That’s why all MS in Industrial Engineering classes are “hybrid” which allows students to be online or in class seamlessly. In-class evening sessions take place on our beautiful, accessible campus. Online courses are delivered through Kodiak, our easy to use learning management system.

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Flexible Study at Your Own Pace

With multiple entry points throughout the year, you can pursue your studies at a pace that fits the demands of your career and lifestyle. Full- and part-time options are available, so you decide what time-frame works for you to complete your program. If you’re not sure about committing to a full master’s program, you can begin your studies through one of our graduate certificate programs. The certificates are typically completed in one year, and do not require admission into the master’s program. Your certificate credits can eventually count toward your master’s.

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Individualized Attention Through Small Classes

Our graduate classes average 20 students. The smaller classes will help you maximize your ability to immerse yourself in the advanced course content, collaborate with classmates, and interact with your professors.

International Students

Industrial Engineers are needed around the globe to improve processes and efficiencies. The College of Engineering enjoys a growing reputation among international students for the caliber of our graduate programs. Learn more about our support for international students.

International Students

KODIAK: Our User-Friendly Virtual Classroom

Kodiak is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System used by major universities and colleges around the world. It makes it easy for you to participate in class discussions, view calendars, communicate with faculty and classmates, post assignments, and view grades.

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