Industrial Engineering (MS)

Admission Standards

The admission standards for the master of science program in industrial engineering are as follows:

  1. All admission applications for the program shall include:
    1. A completed graduate application for the Graduate School
    2. An application fee
    3. Resume
    4. At least two letters of recommendation
    5. Official transcript(s) for all previous post-secondary coursework. All transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and professionally translated verbatim into English.
  2. The minimum requirement for admission is the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  3. The successful applicant will typically have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
  4. International students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by either TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo score or demonstration of a degree awarded from an acceptable English language institution.  The successful applicant will typically have a TOEFL score of 80 or higher or overall IELTS score of 6.5 or higher or a Duolingo score of 105 or higher.

Program Requirements

Remedial work may be specified for those applicants who, in the opinion of the faculty, do not have a sufficient background. The minimum curricular requirements for the master's program are:

Core Courses
IE 560Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
IE 563Experimental Design in Engineering3
Focus Area Courses 1,29
5XX and/or 6XX Technical Electives 3,49
Select one of the following: 6
Course Only Option
5XX and/or 6XX Technical Electives 3,4
Thesis Option
Master of Science Thesis in Industrial Engineering 5
Project Option
Industrial Engineering Master's Degree Project
5XX and/or 6XX Technical Elective 3,4
Minimum Total Hours30

See Focus Area Options below with the courses included in each area.


Focus area is not required. Student could plan a “General” MS Industrial Engineering degree if coursework does not fit into a specific focus area.


Electives must be chosen so that at least one-half of the credits counted toward the degree, exclusive of thesis, are 600-level.


Electives must be chosen so that at least fifteen (15) credit hours of coursework are in IE.


For the thesis option, a student is required to select both an approved MS thesis topic and the thesis director and members of the thesis committee. The thesis director must give approval for enrollment in IE 690.

Focus Areas

Data Analytics and Operations Research

IE 515Operations Research Methods3
IE 541Simulation3
IE 561Developing Decision Support Systems with Excel3

Logistics and Supply Chain

IE 515Operations Research Methods3
IE 621Facilities Planning3

Advanced Manufacturing

IE 590Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (Industry Automation)3
IE 600Additive Manufacturing Processes3
IE 629Quality Control3

Human Factors

IE 580Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics3
IE 581Advanced Topics in Human Factors Engineering3
IE 585Usability Engineering3