The Master of Science in industrial engineering is among the top 20 programs in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. We are thrilled to now offer it online. As an online student, you will learn from the same world-class faculty who teach on ground and who consistently receive awards for teaching and research excellence.

Some courses are offered in 7.5 week sessions.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

The overall educational objective of graduate study in industrial engineering is to improve each student’s ability to understand, analyze, and resolve problems within complex organizations. Industrial engineers must develop qualitative and quantitative abilities to assist management in such diverse organizations as banks, government, hospitals, military, and manufacturing operations. It is a dynamic field with many opportunities in nearly every industry.

ASU’s industrial engineering department emphasizes three primary areas of study: information systems engineering and management systems engineering; operations research and production systems; and quality and reliability engineering. A specialty program in international logistics is also offered.

Top 25% of all accredited engineering programs in the nation

  • ASU #2 for online undergraduate degree programs in the nation
  • ASU #5 university in the nation for producing the best qualified graduates
  • #8 engineering online programs for veterans (2019)
  • #9 engineering online graduate programs (2019)
  • #38 engineering undergraduate program - 22nd among public institutions
  • #44 graduate program - 24th among public institutions
  • 60 engineering student organizations and student professional societies give students leadership opportunities and hands-on experience
  • Fulton Schools' 22,000+ students represent 135 countries, all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ira A. Fulton offers a wide range of degree options. Students are engineers from day one–they don’t have to wait until they are juniors to be engineers.


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According to U.S. News & World Report, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering undergraduate degree programs are ranked in the top 25% percent of programs. Of the 320+ faculty members, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • Nobel Laureate
  • National Academy of Engineering members
  • National Academy of Sciences members
  • National Academy of Inventors members
  • National Academy of Construction members
  • More than 55 young investigator awards received in the last 10 years.

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Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in computer engineering, software engineering or a related field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 credit hours of the student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 12 units of the postbaccalaureate transcript.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  3. A statement of purpose
  4. GRE scores
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Proof of English language proficiency

Additional Application Information

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

At the time of application, all applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of nine credit hours of calculus (Calculus I, II, III) with a grade of "C" (scale is 4.00 = "A") or higher.

A student with any deficiency coursework must complete each deficiency with a grade of "B" or better (scale is 4.00 = "A") within two semesters of admission to the program. Deficiency courses include:

  • CSE 110 Principles of Programming
  • CSE 205 Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
  • IEE 376 Operations Research Deterministic Techniques/Applications
  • IEE 380 Probability and Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving
  • IEE 470 Stochastic Operations Research
  • MAT 242 Elementary Linear Algebra

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