Plan of Study and Course Requirements for Professional Master's

A Plan of Study (POS) is required by the Graduate School for all graduate students. The POS functions to ensure a student has met all of their degree requirements prior to graduation. We recommend you file your POS in your second semester, but it must be submitted and fully approved before you begin the semester you intend to graduate (e.g. if you intend to graduate in my, you should submit it at the beginning of the prior December). A summary of POS information can be found below, but for step-by-step instructions on completing the POS, please see appendix B of the handbook.  

Verify all admission conditions are satisfied

Review your admission letter for details.

Minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework

  • A grade of C or better on every course listed in the plan of study and an overall GPA of 3.0 or betteron all courses listed in the plan of study

  • At least 21 credit hours of IE courses

  • 9 credit hours of IE Professional Master's Program (PMP) Industry Capstone Project Courses.

    • 3 credit hours IE 59000 PMP Capstone Project Prep

    • 6 credit hours IE 59000 PMP Capstone Project

  • All courses must be 500 or 600 level graduate courses with the exception of up to one 400-level course.

Courses NOT allowed on the Plan of Study

  • P/NP or S grade courses*; or

  • Audited courses; or

  • Zero credit courses; or

  • Research credit hours (IE 69800)

The Advisory Committee 

  • Consists of the Assistant Department Head (Dr. Patrick Brunese) and the chair of the graduate committee (Dr. Seokcheon Lee). They will need to be added as co-chairs on the advisory committee. 

NOTE: Changes to a Plan of Study can be filed as many as times as necessary to update course information.


P/NP and S courses within Industrial Engineering will be allowed only if that is the only grade mode offered for the course; if a graded mode is offered then it must be taken.