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Industrial Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , MO,
The MS Industrial Engineering thesis option curriculum is built upon the choice of a concentration area around which students can mold their overall academic effort including six hours of research. The three current focus areas are Operations Research and Statistics, Manufacturing/Production/Service Systems and Human and Enterprise Systems. Other focus areas are in development. 


Laboratory facilities in several major application areas, both within the department and in the college, support the academic program. Neighboring industries, city, county and state government agencies, local hospitals and nearby large metropolitan centers provide a reservoir of research and design opportunities.

The department has access to the University of Missouri System computing network and maintains its own computing facilities for student use. Besides Ellis Library facilities, an excellent collection of mathematical, statistical and engineering books and reference materials are housed in the engineering library and the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering departmental library.


Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  •  Topics in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  •  Engineering Statistics
  •  Linear Optimization
  •  Optimization Modeling and Computational Methods
  •  Operations Research Models
  •  Systems Simulation
  •  Integrated Production Systems Design
  •  Material Flow and Logistics System Design
  •  Production and Operations Analysis
  •  Supply Chain Engineering
  •  Six Sigma Methodology
  •  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project
  •  Management Information Systems Design
  •  Web-Based Information Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Fall Application Deadline: March 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • GRE scores

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        27090 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • National

        27090 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • In-State

        11252 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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      Living costs for Columbia

      • 800 - 1300 USD/month
        Living Costs

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