The graduate admission requirements for Industrial Engineering and Operations Research are:

  1. Online application.
  2. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or recognized equivalent.
  3. Sufficient undergraduate education for graduate work in your chosen field.
  4. A satisfactory scholastic average, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0-scale.
  5. Score of the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past 5 years. For Fall 2018 admission, test taken before June 2013 will be not be accepted.
  6. International applicants: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test (iBT) or 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), taken within the past two years. For Fall 2018 admission, test taken before June 2016 will not be accepted.
    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also acceptable. The minimum acceptable score is 7 on a 9-point scale on your most recent exam. Only test taken within the past two years is acceptable.
    • Also, please keep in mind that ETS sends us test scores (GRE and TOEFL) twice a month electronically, so even if you've received them, it does not mean that we have. Because this is the case, it's a good idea to take the tests as early as possible in advance.
  7. Electronic recommendation letters. (Three required.)

Please read the Graduate Division Web page on Admission Requirements. If you received or are a candidate to receive your undergraduate degree from an institution outside the United States, you will need to read the section on International Applicants in Admission Requirements.