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.

Current MSIE Students

Students from 6+ countries

Outstanding Masters Students (2023-24)

Benarji Valavala (MSIE) and Joseph Parther (MEngEM)

Student Picnic (Spring 2024)

Cricket, volleyball, soccer, and lots of fun!

MSIE students attending the Great Lakes Regional Conference (2024)

Graduate Student Reception (Fall 2023)

MSIE and MEngEM graduates with their families

Student Picnic (Fall 2023)

Free food, games, and lots of fun at the George Rogers Park

Students win 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

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

Courses and Handbook

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