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Which Program Is Right For You?

Pursuing a graduate degree in industrial engineering takes many shapes and forms. We recognize that students with backgrounds in engineering, math, and other undergraduate degrees can achieve their educational and professional objectives. Here are three compelling reasons to consider Clemson IE for graduate school:

Placement. Students who graduate with advanced degrees from Clemson IE go on to succeed in prestigious jobs in industry and academia. Increasingly, IE students are being recognized for their research contributions with national fellowships and awards. Furthermore, the success of our graduate programs has been recognized by the most prestigious institutions. In 2019, Clemson IE graduate programs were ranked 24th overall and 17th among public institutions by US News & World Report. This recognition is due, in large part, to our student-centered approach to graduate education and research.

Research Excellence. Graduate students are afforded the opportunity to participate in research projects funded by prestigious federal agencies (e.g., NSF and NIH), as well as industry partners. Our faculty frequently partner with interdisciplinary collaborators and focus not only on methodological advances, but also on pragmatic solutions that have a real impact on local manufacturing and service organizations. Students can choose to specialize in a variety of IE areas including manufacturing, operations research or human factors engineering. The results of their research are often published in the top journals of our field, including Operations Research, IISE Transactions, Human Factors and many others.

Inclusive Environment. Clemson IE is committed to excellence in industrial engineering research, education and service, and we believe that our academic mission and vision are best realized in an inclusive environment where each person is empowered to achieve excellence. We are proud to provide an environment in which all graduate students are valued and included as part of the IE family. Our department is known as a warm and welcoming place in which young scholars are nurtured and encouraged to become outstanding researchers or practitioners. Additionally, all of our PhD students are housed in Freeman Hall, which provides easy access to IE faculty, research facilities and classrooms.

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