Industrial Engineering


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Advanced Manufacturing; Ergonomics/Human Factors; Operations Research/Analytics; Systems Engineering/Engineering Management

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature a field of study related to IE. (MS/PHD)
  2. Create and articulate a research question that, when addressed, will lead to significant contributions to a field of study related to IE. (MS/PHD)
  3. Conduct quality research that addresses the research question posed. (MS/PHD)
  4. Demonstrate learning of state-of-the-art in focus area (MEng)
  5. Demonstrate learning of all graduate level coursework. (MEng)

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Deborah McDonough
Phone: 515-294-0129
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Completed applications are due January 15 for Fall admission and September 1 for Spring admission. For Fall 2021, the application deadline has been extended to February 7th. All applications are fully reviewed upon receipt, and we strongly recommend that full applications be submitted by February 7, 2021.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

In order to complete your application, please submit the following documents via the Office of Admissions online application portal. Please do not email OR mail ANY of these documents.
1. Statement of Purpose not to exceed 500 words, must be submitted electronically as part of your application AND uploaded as a separate document. Please visit our FAQ to find the 4 questions you are required to answer- PDF & application SOP MUST MATCH.
2. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (LOR) MUST be submitted using the online process via your online application. LORs submitted without using the online eform will not be accepted.
3. *Unofficial* transcripts from every academic institution you attended for which a degree was conferred. (*IF* you are admitted, the Office of Admissions will require all OFFICIAL copies delivered to them.)
4. A short résumé or Curriculum vitae (in PDF format), submitted with your online application.
5. Please visit our FAQ page for additional information.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

***PLEASE NOTE*** Official GRE, TOEFL/IELTS exam scores MUST be submitted by the application deadline, in order to make your application complete AND on time.
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.