PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

The IEOR PhD program is designed for students with an interest in pursuing advanced studies in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Graduates from the program have gone on to careers in academia, research, and industry. The department provides academic and funding support for its students.

Research Areas

Our faculty and students are involved in cutting-edge research.

In a typical year, the admissions rate is less than 10% making it an extremely competitive program. Therefore, students are admitted with the expectation that they will successfully complete the program and bring recognition 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, or JAVA, either from a course or substantial use in a project)

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