Online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

This video outlines requirements for the online Master's Degree.


The MS Industrial Engineering degree is offered online. Students pursue a non-thesis option in the program. Degree requirements are the same for online and on-campus students. Students in the non-thesis option will complete 32 hours of coursework and 4 hours of independent study, for a total of 36 hours.  Students are also eligible to complete the Advanced Analytics Concentration as a part of their degree, which is a transcriptable concentration.

Non-Thesis Degree Requirements without Advanced Analytics

  • IE 590 Seminar (registration for 0 hours every term while in residence)* — 0 hours
  • IE 597 Independent Study—4 hours
  • Elective courses chosen in consultation with advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)—32 hours
  • Total—36 hours

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree, 8 of which must be IE.
  • The non-thesis option is for students terminating their studies with the MS degree.
  • For students in the non-thesis option, 4 hours of IE 597 are required (4 hours maximum allowed towards the MS degree), because each student must show evidence of the ability to do independent research.  This course does not count toward the IE 500-level requirement
  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • *IE 590 requirement is modified for online students.

Non-Thesis Degree Requirements with Advanced Analytics

  • IE 590 Seminar (registration for 0 hours every term while in residence)**— 0 hours
  • IE 597 Independent Study—4 hours
  • Elective courses (chosen in consultation with advisor)—20 hours
  • Advanced Analytics Concentration*—12 hours
    • Advanced Analytics Core (8 hours)
    • Advanced Analytics Secondary—4 hours (or 4 additional hours from core list)
  • Total—36 hours

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap)

  • A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours applied toward the degree, 8 of which must be IE.
  • The non-thesis option is for students terminating their studies with the MS degree.
  • For students in the non-thesis option, 4 hours of IE 597 are required (4 hours maximum allowed towards the MS degree), because each student must show evidence of the ability to do independent research. This course does not count toward the IE 500-level requirement.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

* Must earn a “B” or better in all Advanced Analytics courses.
** IE 590 requirement is modified for online students