A degree that enhances your ‘technical engineering skills’ and ‘business understanding’

Advance your engineering career

Take a listen to what our current MSIE students have to say about why they chose UofL.

Latest News - Picnic

Spring 2023 Student Retreat at the George Rogers Park

Latest News - IISE Awards

Best Student Paper and Best Track Paper Award at 2023 IISE's Work Systems Division: Dalton Sparks (MSIE), Khalid Bello (PhD), and Dr. Faisal Aqlan

Latest News - Department Awards

2023 MS/MEng Student Awards: Mahesh Mantha (MSIE, 2022), Shelby Hogan (MEngEM, 2023), Sumedh Mhetre (MSIE, 2023)

Why Masters of Science in IE?

  • IE is the #1 fastest-growing discipline as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Students with diverse backgrounds (including those with non-engineering undergraduate degrees) can join the program
  • Flexible pathways
    • online vs. on-campus
    • course-only vs. project vs. thesis research
  • Acquire advanced knowledge and skills to improve and optimize operations and training in academia, industry, and government
  • IE is versatile degree (see below graphic)


Focus Areas

Admission Guidelines

– Rolling admissions (semester starting months: August, January, and May)
– Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
– Undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ on a 4.0 scale (unofficial transcripts acceptable; official required before enrolling)
– GRE not required
– Resume and 2 letters of recommendation
International Students: TOEFL (79 or higher) OR IELTS (6.5 or higher) OR Duolingo (105 or higher)
– Full-time status = 9 credit hours in Fall and Spring; 6 credit hours in Summer

Internships & Full Time

Our IE graduates are hired as interns or full-time at leading companies in the US!

Communities & Organizations

Students in our MSIE program naturally form collegiate and deep bonds through numerous vibrant organizations outside of classroom. See more here:

Current MSIE Students

Testimonials from Recent Graduates

MSIE Handbook

View the handbook