Penn State College of Engineering
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Academic Areas

Industrial Engineering

Penn State’s industrial engineering graduate program, ranked #11 by U.S. News and World Report, is one of the best in the nation. Our program is known internationally for our innovative approaches to – and proven excellence in – teaching and research in all areas of industrial engineering. As such, you’ll have many unique opportunities to conduct cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research that is of importance to academe and industry, including in the areas of:

Our industrial engineering graduate programs, with more than 200 students, visiting scholars, and scientists, have access to a world-class facility. The Leonhard Building, home to Penn State industrial engineering, contains more than 25,000 square feet of laboratory space, including a 10,000 square-foot integrated high-bay manufacturing facility and a new state-of-the-art global telecommunications laboratory. On a per-student basis, Penn State provides more student education laboratory space than any other industrial engineering graduate program in the United States. In addition to our facilities, our graduate students have access to a renowned group of diverse faculty that focuses on addressing today’s most pressing issues through innovative research and collaborative study.

Application Information

Contact Information:

Penn State Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Office

344 Leonhard Building

University Park, PA 16802


Degrees offered:

Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial Engineering

Traditional thesis track or one- year non-thesis track

Options available:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics Engineering
  • Quality Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) Dual Degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Operations Research

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