Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Master of Science Program

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The application is now closed for Fall 2021 admission. Fall 2022 applications will open in mid-September.

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Program Overview

Our PhD and master of science programs will prepare you with the latest theory, computational tools, and research methods for a career of discovery in academia or industry. You will learn to innovate in a wide range of domains such as artificial intelligence, high-tech, healthcare, energy, finance, consulting, data science, management, robotics, logistics, human factors.

2020-2021 Information Session Video

Interested in learning more about the University of California, Berkeley PhD program in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research? At this information session, Professor Alper Atamturk, IEOR faculty and MS & PhD students give a brief overview of the program, its curriculum, and the diverse career possibilities within the field.

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Expand Technical Expertise

The Master of Science program will prepare students with the latest theory, computational tools, and research methods through advanced courses in optimization, modeling, simulation, decision analytics, and service operations.

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Explore Industry Applications

Through the Master of Science coursework, students innovate in a wide range of domains including artificial intelligence, healthcare, energy, finance, consulting, robotics, logistics, human factors, and management.

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Unlock Rewarding Careers

Master of Science graduates have broader skill sets and deeper theoretical understanding than undergraduates, leading to interesting careers that entail more responsibility and offer notably higher compensation on average. 

How to Apply

UPDATE as of August 2020: Due to Covid 19 testing difficulties, the GRE is not required for Fall 2021 admits. However, you are welcome to include the exam in your portfolio.

Admission Deadlines

For more information requirements, fees, and about the program, read the Graduate Student Handbook.

MS/PhD Deadlines for Fall 2021:

  • Application opens September 15, 2020
  • Online application: December 15, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PST
  • Official GRE and TOEFL (if applicable) scores: (received by) December 15, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PST
  • 3 letters of recommendation: December 15, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PST

MEng Deadlines for Fall 2021:

January 6, 2021

Application link:

The IEOR Department does not offer Spring admissions.

The entire application process is electronic. Please do not mail any documents to the IEOR Department.

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Alumni Profiles

Aummul Baneen Manasawala

Major: M.S. IEOR: What are your post-graduation plans (Grad school, industry, travel, etc.)? Aummul Baneen Manasawala: Industry (Supply Chain Analyst, Maxim Integrated) IEOR: What is your favorite IEOR class and why? Aummul Baneen Manasawala: INDENG 262 A, Mathematical Programming IEOR: What is your favorite Cal memory? Aummul Baneen Manasawala: Frisbee games with friends while soaking…

Ramon Lim

Major: M. Eng IEOR: What are your post-graduation plans (Grad school, industry, travel, etc.)? Ramon Lim: Continue my career in IT management enriched by all the learning from this program. IEOR: What is your favorite IEOR class and why? Ramon Lim: IEOR 242 – Real world learning about data analysis IEOR: What is your favorite…

Jasper Kan

After getting a M.S. in IEOR, Jasper went into the tech industry and is currently a Technical Product Manager at Apple. While at Cal, Jasper was part of Cal Dragon Boat for 5 years and had lots of memorable races with the team!

Recent News

Graduate program applications open for Fall 2021

By Vishrut Rana | September 16, 2020

Berkeley IEOR is excited to announce that the Fall 2021 application cycle for all Graduate programs is now open. Due to testing restrictions related to COVID 19, applications for the Fall 2021 cycle do not require submission of GRE scores. Listed below is the application information about individual programs: Applicants interested in the Master of…

Fung Feature: Ilias Miraoui, MEng ’20

By Vishrut Rana | June 9, 2020

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By Vishrut Rana | June 8, 2020

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