Master of Industrial Engineering
Our Master of Industrial Engineering (MSIE) Program
The graduate industrial engineering program at Purdue University is consistently ranked in the top ten online master's programs in this discipline by US News and World Report. The online master’s program features flexible plans of study with a format that allows you to study where you are.
Courses offered in the following topic areas:
|Human Factors Engineering||Manufacturing Systems Engineering|
|Production Systems Engineering||Mathematical Programming|
|Simulation & Stochastic Processes|
The 30-credit curriculum has been carefully designed and provides you the choice between two programs. You are able to decide to earn a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) or an Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Industrial Engineering. Interdisciplinary Engineering offers both thesis and non-thesis degree options. A thesis-based MSIE is not available online; it must be applied for directly to the School of Industrial Engineering as an on-campus student.
Online Plan of Study Details
The IE master’s program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) and the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Industrial Engineering are available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.
The flexible nature of our programs makes it possible for you to take time off from your studies if you need to. The majority of students choose to begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find a successful balance of work, life, and school.
Application details for each of our degree options differ. For more information on applying for the Master of Industrial Engineering (MSIE), go to the School of Industrial Engineering.
For more information on the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Industrial Engineering, please visit Interdisciplinary Engineering.