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Industrial Engineering

Graduate Studies

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Because of the breadth of the Industrial Engineering profession, sectors such as manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare, finance, logistics and government all depend on the skills of industrial engineers to operate efficiently and competitively. Our degree programs are innovative and challenging, and IE students are given the education and resources to develop groundbreaking studies that impact their community. Our graduate program is ranked in the top 20 among public institutions by US News & World Report, and our master's program was voted "best supply chain option" by Intelligent Magazine.

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Advanced Degrees

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M.S. Program

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering prepares graduates for careers in both industry and academia. Pathways include a thesis and non-thesis option.

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Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering program is a 60-credit-hour program designed for students pursuing a career in research, teaching, or highly specialized fields.

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The MENG IE is designed for working professionals and offers a 100% online degree. It has produced more than 300 graduates since 2008. We also offer a stackable certificate leading to a MENG (see below).

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Professional Certificate + Stackable MENG

Our Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering is a great way to advance your career, earn a Clemson University-recognized credential, and jumpstart your pursuit of a MENG degree.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Working professionals and future prospective graduate students are eligible to apply and pursue post-baccalaureate and graduate certificate programs in Industrial Engineering. Qualified applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline or computer science. Apply today!

DELIVERY: Both the Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering and Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering can be completed online or in person at our Clemson, SC and Charleston, SC campuses.

STACKABLE: Students begin by completing the Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering (12 credit hours), then select from an approved list of certificates to tailor the degree to their specific needs. A total of 30 credit hours of approved coursework with a cumulative GPR of 3.0 or higher is required for the MENG.

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Combined B.S. and M.S.

Industrial engineering undergraduates at Clemson University may begin a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program while completing their Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The B.S./M.S. program in Industrial Engineering provides eligible undergraduate students (3.4 GPA or higher) with the opportunity to get a head-start on graduate studies by allowing them to use a limited number of graduate courses to satisfy requirements for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.

Department of Industrial Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering | Freeman Hall, Clemson, SC 29634