The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering graduate curriculum supports two master's programs and one doctoral program. We emphasize in-depth learning and research.

  • Master of Science with thesis
  • Master of Science non-thesis
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Note that some of these requirements have recently changed and the website has not been updated.  You can find more information in the ISE Graduate Student Handbook

Prospective Students: How to Apply

You must first meet the Graduate College requirements, and then additionally the requirements of the department for which you are applying. Students who are interested should apply online. The $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. Learn more details here.


For general information about the ISE program at UI, academic procedures, and other information about our curriculum, please click on Academics.

Student Organizations

The College of Engineering is home to dozens of student organizations and clubs. There are clubs for every interest, whether it be a hobby or a professional subject. For a list of popular student organizations that are related to Industrial Engineering, click here. Additional College of Engineering organizations can be found here.

Graduate Student Resource

There are a multitude of resources available to UI graduate students, both on and off campus. Please click the link above to learn more.


There are many scholarships and funding opportunities available to both prospective and current graduate students. Click above to find out more.