• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering at Wright State University is broad in scope and covers all engineering disciplines represented at Wright State University. However, the specialization in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering allows a very flexible program of study that involves all research areas covered by the program. The MSE in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering can also be obtained entirely or partially through distance learning courses.

Career Opportunities

The demand for Industrial and Human Factors Engineers is very high, with graduates hired in industry, government agencies, industrial research and development, and consulting firms. Industrial and Human Factors Engineering is consistently listed as one of the most satisfying career areas in national surveys, as well as one with many job openings in the region.

Master Course-Option Focus Areas

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Obtain depth in one area of specialization and breadth in complimentary areas.
  • Acquire scientific knowledge and research skills to solve problems in their chosen area.
  • Prepare for an advanced professional career or further graduate studies.


Students have access to a variety of computing platforms: general purpose software for analysis of data, software development and modeling of systems; application-specific software for use within focused areas of instruction and research. Research laboratories include

  • Aerospace and Virtual Environment Laboratory
  • Ergonomics in Remote Environments Laboratory
  • Human Centered Technology Laboratory
  • Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
  • Interactions Modeling and Design Laboratory
  • Large Scale Optimization Laboratory
  • System Management and Control Laboratory
  • Visual Perception Laboratory


Wright State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Programme Structure

Degree Requirements

  • I. Mathematics: 6 Hours min.
  • II. Department Courses: 15 Hours min.
  • III. Thesis Option: 8 Hours max.
  • IV. Ethics and Academic Integrity: 1 Hour

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Credits
              30 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              Blended, Online
            • More information Go to the programme website

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:


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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 2.7

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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).

            • A total score of 290

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

              Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


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

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              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.

            General Requirements

            • A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related area.
            • Additional pre-requisite course work may be required if your undergraduate degree is not in engineering.
            • A letter of recommendation is desirable, but not required.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              1091 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 1091 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
            • National

              1091 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 1091 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
            • In-State

              640 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 640 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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            Living costs for Dayton

            • 880 - 1360 USD/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


            Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:

            • Graduate assistantships
            • Tuition scholarships
            • Fellowships
            • Stipends

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