Graduate Programs

Questions about IOE programs and advising may be directed to:
Matt Irelan,
1753 IOE Building
(734) 764-6480

The IOE Department Offers Masters and PhD degrees

The Masters degree requires 30 credit hours and is intended for the student with a technical undergraduate degree who:

  • Does not already have an MS degree in Industrial Engineering or a similar area.
  • Wish to take advanced courses in one or more IOE areas for professional reasons.
  • May be considering a PhD and wish to take advanced courses and conduct supervised research. Please note that students who are admitted to the MS program must reapply if they wish to be considered for the PhD.

With a few exceptions, financial aid is not available through the department or university for incoming Masters students.

Students with an engineering undergraduate degree will receive an MSE degree; others will receive an MS degree.

Masters Program Admissions Deadlines
  International International in U.S. or
U.S. citizen
Winter 2016 October 1, 2015 November 1, 2015
Fall 2016 January 15, 2016 January 15, 2016

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The Ph.D degree requires 4 to 5 years with one to two years of intensive course work and two to three years of intensive research. The PhD is intended for students who wish to conduct, manage or interpret research in academic, industry or government settings. Please note:

  • You may apply to the Ph.D degree directly from an undergraduate degree. You do not need to start with a Masters degree.
  • Full Fellowship funding is standard for admitted students.
  • With a few exceptions, all PhD students start in the Fall Term.
  • Application deadline: December 15, 2015

For further information, go to:

Applications for MS and PhD are submitted to the Rackham Graduate School via Online Application

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