The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has a strong and diverse master's program that provides opportunities for study in specific areas in industrial and systems engineering, as well as general master's study. Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available for all students. Master's graduates can select a plan that leads to advanced study at the PhD level, or one that prepares them to challenging positions in the public or private sectors.
Prospective M.S. students should have a strong academic background that is commensurate with their desired field of study within the department. Students can select one of the general focus areas for their graduate study - human factors and ergonomics, management systems, manufacturing systems, or operations research or they can select the general industrial engineering track, which provides more flexibility in tailoring their study. The links to each option area provide more detail about the required background for each.