Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Program
Admission to the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering degree program with full standing requires that the applicant meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical science and be versed in several of the basic areas of industrial engineering. Non-industrial engineering undergraduates may be required to take 6 semester credit hours of prerequisite courses.
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above for the last 60 hours of courses taken.
- A score of 750 (old scoring system)/159 (new scoring system) or above on the quantitative portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Meet the Graduate School's English language proficiency requirements (international students).
MSIE graduate students are expected to have a mastery of linear programming (at the level of IMSE 560) and statistics (at the level of STAT 510/511) as these classes are prerequisites for two of MSIE’s core courses.
The application and admission process takes two to three months to complete. Distance students should plan to apply within that timeframe or earlier before the semester in which they wish to start their program. Application review will not begin until all transcripts, application fees and other supporting documents are received.
View admission details, transcript information and apply for the program through the K-State Graduate School application process. The website also includes an orientation to distance learning at Kansas State University.
Nondegree-seeking students may take courses (up to 9 credit hours) without formally applying to the master's degree program.