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Industrial Engineering, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Fayetteville, AR, United States
Areas of Research Activity A critical component of all graduate-level work is scholarly activity through the completion of substantive research. These activities take place through the completion of doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and master’s research projects. The department encourages the completion of master’s theses, particularly for those students holding assistantship appointments.
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The Industrial Engineering Department has a longstanding tradition of conducting leading-edge research in all areas of industrial engineering. The research areas of our faculty include: Reliability, Maintainability & Quality Engineering; Transportation, Logistics, & Distribution; Healthcare Systems Engineering; Manufacturing & Automation; Human Factors & Ergonomics; and Engineering Management. A special emphasis of our research has been in the area of quantitative modeling and analysis of transportation and logistics system through our three major research centers (Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution, Center for Innovation in Health Care Logistics, and the Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center).

This synergistic research takes advantage of our unique access to major organizations with world-class logistics and distribution operations. For example, our research has considered changes to business practices in order to simultaneously lower inventories and reduce stock-outs, designing next-generation distribution centers, developing new global identification standards, and optimizing the design of global supply chains to improve their efficiency and resilience to disruption events.


The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Advanced Engineering Economy
  • Systems Engineering and Management
  • Project Management
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Application of Machine Vision
  • Production Planning and Control

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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).

General Requirements

Prerequisites to the M.S.I.E. Degree Program:

  • There are no prerequisites for students with an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited industrial engineering program.
  • For students with a degree other than an ABET-accredited industrial engineering degree, a number of prerequisite courses are required. These are presented in a departmental manual for graduate students that should be obtained by all students entering programs at the graduate level.

To ensure that applications are processed in a timely manner, applicants are asked to self-manage the application package and submit all application materials in one large envelope. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1138 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1138 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    421 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 421 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fayetteville

  • 930 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


There are no financial aid or scholarship programs for graduate international students. However, some departments do offer graduate assistantships. These generally are not available to first year students. Applicants with exceptional academic credentials and excellent proficiency in English who wish to apply for an assistantship must contact the appropriate department chairperson for further information.

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