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Top Schools for an Industrial Engineering Masters Program

Learn about top-ranked universities that offer master's degree programs in industrial engineering. Find out about the degree specialization options and program requirements you can expect so you can make an informed decision about your education. View article »

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Industrial Engineering Schools

Industrial engineering degree programs combine technology and business topics, such as information systems and supply chain logistics. Master of Science and Master of Science in Engineering programs are offered at several highly ranked schools around the country. Three of the top schools for industrial engineering master's degree programs are state universities. The University of California - Berkeley offers a Master of Science degree program in the field with several concentration areas to choose from, while the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor offers both a Master of Science and a Master of Science in Engineering program in the field. Arizona State University offers a Master of Science program that can be completed online. Each of these schools was nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2017.

University of California - Berkeley

Within Berkeley's College of Engineering, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research offers a Master of Science degree plan with several options. Students may choose to specialize in one or more sub-areas within industrial engineering and operations research, including logistics, technology management, operations research, production and service operations, financial systems, and simulation and decision technology. The department also offers labs and seminars to enrolled students. The school was ranked #1 among public schools by U.S. News and World Report for 2017.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan - Ann Harbor's 30-credit hour Industrial Operations Engineering master's program leads to either a Master of Science or a Master of Science in Engineering. The M.S.E. is for students entering the program who do not already have an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline. Acceptance into the master's program at the University of Michigan is also made available for students looking to eventually obtain their Ph.D. The school was ranked #27 among national universities and #4 among public schools for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

Arizona State University

The School of Computing, Informatics, & Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University offers a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Students may choose to pursue a track that culminates in a thesis or one that requires passing several comprehensive exams. Students take courses in topics such as industrial statistics, production systems, supply chain logistics, and information systems. The program can be completed either on campus or online. For 2017, ASU was ranked #1 most innovative school by U.S. News and World Report and was listed as being tied for the #13 online graduate engineering program.

Top Industrial Engineering Master's Programs

There are some more schools with good master's degree programs in engineering that students can consider.

School Name Distinction Location
Ohio State University Integrated Systems Engineering department offers a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering Columbus, OH
Purdue University Offers a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Industrial Engineering West Lafayette, IN
Texas A&M University Offers a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, and Master of Science in engineering systems management College Station, TX

The University of California - Berkeley, the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and Arizona State University are three of the top schools that offer master's programs in industrial engineering. These schools have been nationally ranked and may offer various program specializations or online options.


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