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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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Gordon Rios Class of 2002 IEOR M.Eng. Principal Scientist at Pandora Media What was your first job ever? Math tutor, MESA (http://mesa.ucop.edu), at Albany High School. What did you do after graduation? After graduating from IEOR I returned to full time work at Inktomi Corp. (one of the early search engine companies) which was founded…
BS (‘15), MS (‘16) Senior Quantitative Analyst, Trulia What did you do after graduating Cal? I continued into the 5 year IEOR Masters program after my undergrad after which I began as a Quantitative Analyst at Trulia. I did sneak in a trip to New Zealand, Thailand, and Cambodia right after graduation! What is the…
Thinking about becoming a data scientist? Read the perspective from alum Joel Prince Varghese (MEng ’16) about his experience with our master of engineering program and how he learned the skills necessary to become a data scientist in industry.