Admission information

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is seeking creative learning partners interested in sharpening their critical and analytical thinking skills. Our learning environment promotes participants' intellectual development and adds to the knowledge and mastery both of fundamental and cutting edge engineering and business principles and their application to many different environments.

Below are the following topics on admission:

  • Ideal candidates
  • Application deadlines
  • Application requirements
  • Tuition

Ideal candidates

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in engineering and master's in industrial engineering, operations research, engineering management, or master's in business administration.
  • Have at least 10 years of technical experience and at least five years of leadership experience.
  • Be dedicated to creative leadership, continuing intellectual development, creating a collaborative learning experience and enhancing one's organization and community.
  • Be a demonstrated leader with initiatives with complex, cross-organizational impact.
  • Be committed to completing a rigorous four-year doctoral program requiring in addition to class time at least 15 hours of study per week.

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Application deadlines

  • Nov. 30, annually (January enrollment)
  • Early application is encouraged as class size is limited and decisions are made on a rolling basis

Application requirements

  • Qualifications
    • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, with at least five years involving substantial managerial responsibilities
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a relevant master's degree or MBA
    • Potential for career advancement to a senior managerial position
    • Ability to participate in and contribute to an intensive learning environment
    • Time and willingness to make a four-year commitment to attend classes, study group meetings and other required activities
    • Evidence of the ability to complete graduate-level coursework
  • The following materials will be required to complete your application:
    • Transcripts*
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Current Resume
    • Two letters of recommendation from senior leaders
    • Cite any publication / conference presentation

Detailed instructions are available in our online application. Please choose Program: Ph.D. in industrial engineering; Major: Industrial GET (IEG).

*Transcripts must be official transcripts sent by the university or college from each post-secondary school you have attended.


Please click on tuition and fees for a chart with an updated breakdown. The total tuition and fees for the GET Program is around $90,000.*

Tuition covers university fees, instruction, library services, reserved on-campus parking, meals (continental breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner) during on-site class sessions or events along with other miscellaneous expenses. Students are responsible for purchasing their books and all costs relating to transportation to and from the campus.

Participants are responsible for their own program costs, although in some cases, the employer's organization either pays the costs or reimburses the participant partially or in full. Please review our handout on employer sponsored research for more information on company benefits.

*Tuition rates are subject to change and approval by the Board of Governors. Changes typically take effect in the Fall semesters.

For More Information

Mark Garrison, Program Manager