Assistant Professor Conrad Tucker and a graduate student

Graduate Studies

Consistently ranked as one of the top graduate programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, the industrial engineering graduate program at Penn State prepares students to go beyond what they thought was possible in their careers through a mixture of vigorous coursework and hands-on experience in our labs.

Our graduates are known for their ability to find high-level positions in industry and national research centers and labs, as well as postdoctoral and tenure-track positions in top-tier research universities.

We offer two graduate degrees in industrial engineering: 

Master of Science 

Doctor of Philosophy

Flexible Degree Programs

Take a look at the academic plans for our degree options to see how you can customize your degree toward your interests.

Please note: Penn State World Campus also offers a Human Factors and Ergonomics Certificate.

To prospective graduate students from Puerto Rico and others from Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria: The College of Engineering recognizes that it may be difficult for students to submit 2018 applications to Penn State Engineering graduate programs by the deadline. If you are unable to submit your graduate application on time, and if you believe it will be impossible to complete all aspects of the application (e.g. GREs or letters of reference), please email Danielle Fritchman for assistance. 

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Who to Contact

Graduate Program Office
Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745