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Industrial Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering is highly flexible and requires 30 - 31 credits of graduate study, and it can be completed either with or without a thesis option. 


Most full-time students take a total of 16 months to complete the program. It is possible to complete the program in as few as 12 months, although this requires a heavy workload while somewhat limiting the course options available to the student and is generally not recommended.  Other students choose to extend their program to 20 months while spending a term as an intern or co-op working at a company; in many cases students who opt to work try to do so during the summer term so that they can still graduate in 16 months.  These work rotations are integral to the program because they provide valuable experiential learning, with real-world applications of concepts learned in classes.  While it is up to the student to identify these opportunities, the department encourages co-op and internship assignments and along with the co-op office helps student to find suitable assignments.

For part-time students, it typically takes two to three years of study to complete the program. Many courses are offered in the evenings for the convenience of working professionals and at least three courses are offered over the summer term.


The University of Pittsburgh, including its School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability & Statistics for Engineers
  • Operations Research
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • LETTERS OF REFERENCE: Applicants must have their reference letters submitted electronically as part of the on-line admissions application process.
  • INTERVIEWS: It is recommended that PhD applicants have an interview with a faculty member; however, this is not a requirement for admission.
  • TRANSCRIPTS: Applicants are required to upload academic records from each academic institution (undergraduate and/or graduate) attended.
  • GRE SCORES: GRE scores are optional only for applicants to the part-time Master’s program who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. university. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Admission to the graduate program does not imply the granting of financial aid. This is done separately, and an applicant interested in applying for financial aid should indicate so when completing the on-line application under Application Information. The following types of aid may be available:1. Fellowships are awarded to students of outstanding ability. The financial aid is usually an unrestricted grant. 2. Traineeships are awarded to students for training in selected areas. There may be restrictions on the courses that may be taken. 3. Teaching assistantships and teaching fellowships are awarded to exceptionally well-prepared students in return for assistance in laboratories, recitation sections, and other teaching duties. Partial or full tuition scholarships are also provided. 4. Research assistantships are awarded to students for assistance on research programs. 5. Partial or full tuition scholarships are also provided.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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