Industrial Engineering


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Online Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)
Area(s) of Emphasis:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics
  • Operations Research/Analytics
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature a field of study related to IE. (MS/PHD)
  • Create and articulate a research question that, when addressed, will lead to significant contributions to a field of study related to IE. (MS/PHD)
  • Conduct quality research that addresses the research question posed. (MS/PHD)
  • Demonstrate learning of state-of-the-art in focus area (MEng)
  • Demonstrate learning of all graduate level coursework. (MEng)
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the doctorate: 4.0 years (Methods)
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 1.9 years (Methods)

Program Contact:

Contact: Jess Severe
Phone: 515-294-0129
E-mail Address:

Mailing Address:

    Please DO NOT mail any documents to the IMSE Department. They MUST be submitted electronically as part of your application with the Office of Admissions-- they handle the entire application process for the academic programs.
    Mailing and emailing documents to either the IMSE Department OR the Office of Admissions will lengthen the time it takes for the Office of Admissions to receive and/or process these documents.
    This could cause your application to be delayed, putting it at risk of being late or incomplete-- ***incomplete applications AND applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements: International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 53
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    Completed applications are due January 15 for Fall admission and September 1 for Spring admission.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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