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.
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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.
Join Innovative Researchers
As a PhD student in IEOR at Berkeley, you work with faculty that are leading experts in their field and become part of a determined cohort of researchers shaping a sustainable, safe, and inclusive future for our world.
Become Leading Academics
With a PhD in IEOR from Berkeley, you are well poised for successful careers in academia, serving as researchers and professors in various technical departments at some of the finest universities across the world.
Explore Exciting Careers
As a Berkeley IEOR PhD student, you gain theoretical and computational expertise to become an ideal candidate for innovative firms in domains like finance, healthcare, energy, services, and many more.
How to Apply
Application deadline for fall 2021 PhD program: December 15, 2020
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.
Recent Grad Profiles
Assistant Professor of Management, Operations Management, Purdue University
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology Selina Cai Class of 2012 IEOR Ph.D. What are you currently working on? Research in Operations Management What was the most important thing you learned while studying at Cal? Be an independent and critical thinker What do you miss most about being a student at Cal? Access to…
Assistant Professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering department at the Ohio State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, National University of Singapore
Assistant Professor, Department of Analytics & Operations, National University of Singap0re
Associate Professor Department of Mathematics, Los Andes University (Colombia)
Assistant Professor, Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
Senior Software Engineer at Google
Data Science at Uber
Portfolio Manager at BlackRock
Sr. Quantitative Researcher at proprietary trading firm
Quantitative Analyst at Google
Research Scientist at Facebook
Sr. Decision Science Consultant at The Walt Disney Company
The work by the Berkeley research group comprising of Julie Mulvaney-Kemp, Salar Fattahi, and Prof Javad Lavaei was selected to receive the 2020 Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENRE) Student Best Paper Award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The paper was titled “Smoothing Property of Load Variation Promotes Finding…
The paper authored by Salar Fattahi, a recent IEOR PhD grad and incoming Assistant Professor at University of Michigan, Cedric Josz, a former IEOR/EECS postdoc and Assistant Professor at Columbia University, and Reza Mohammadi, an IEOR postdoc, along with Professors Javad Lavaei and Somayeh Sojoudi was selected as a Best…
The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce that work jointly done by IEOR and ME student researchers has been awarded best student paper at the 2020 American Control Conference (ACC) for the paper titled “Homotopy Method for Finding the…
IEOR PhD students Julie Mulvaney-Kemp and Salar Fattahi and Associate Professor Javad Lavaei were awarded the Best-of-the-Best Conference Paper at the 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting for their work titled “Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow”. This work was selected as the top…