PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

The PhD program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing advanced studies in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Graduates from the program have pursued careers in academia, research, and industry. The department provides academic and funding support for its students.

IEOR Course Listing

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In a typical year, there are over 300 applications for eight to ten new doctoral spots in IEOR. Thus, students are admitted with the expectation that they will successfully complete the program and bring credit to themselves, the discipline, and the department.

Prerequisite Requirements

Students entering the doctoral program must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

Linear Algebra (i.e., Math V2010 or APMA E3101)
Real Analysis (i.e, Math W4061)
Probability (i.e., IEOR E4150, or STAT GU4001)
Statistics (i.e., STAT W4107, STAT W4109 or IEOR E4150)
A programming language (e.g., C, C++, PASCAL, JAVA; either a course or substantial use in some project)

A student lacking background in any of these prerequisites is expected to remedy the deficiency by the end of the first year.

The extremely high caliber and great diversity of the students helps to keep our IEOR graduate programs consistently at the highest level of quality.

Dr. Whitt
IEOR Faculty