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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Program format and minimum requirements

Admission to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Industrial Engineering is based on a vote of the deparmental graduate committee. 

With an MS Degree

Hours

Without an MS Degree

Hours

One class from 5 of 6 core areas

Optimization IMSE 780, 881, or 882

Stoch Proc. IMSE 865, 866, or 971

Statistics IMSE 841, STAT 713, 720, or 722

Prod. and Inv. IMSE 811

Ergo. and Dec. The. IMSE 751, 822, or 850

Manufacturing IMSE 825 or 868

15**

One class from 5 of 6 core areas

Optimization IMSE 780, 881, or 882

Stoch Proc. IMSE 865, 866, or 971

Statistics IMSE 841, STAT 713, 720, or 722

Prod. and Inv. IMSE 811

Ergo. and Dec. The. IMSE 751, 822, or 850

Manufacturing IMSE 825 or 868

15**

Maximum credit for MS

30

Additional graded courses

24

Additional credit hours

15

Additional credit hours

21

Ph.D. research hours

30

Ph.D. Research hours

30

Total graduate credit hours

90*

Total graduate credit hours

90*

 

Additional graded courses must be courses that are awarded a letter grade. 

Additional credit hours can be graded courses or taken for credit/no credit such as Ph.D. research.

If the Graduate School approves less than 30 hours of credit for an MS degree, then the remainder of the 30 hours (up to a maximum of 24 hours) must be taken as additional graded courses.  These additional hours must be graded courses.

*Students are required to enroll in the graduate seminar, IMSE 892, each semester.

** A student may satisfy a core course requirement by passing an examination.  In such a situation, the student may take an additional 3 hours of graduate graded courses in place of a core course.