Assistant Professor Conrad Tucker and a graduate student

Graduate Studies

Consistently ranked as one of the top graduate programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, the industrial engineering graduate program at Penn State prepares students to go beyond what they thought was possible in their careers through a mixture of vigorous coursework and hands-on experience in our labs.

Our graduates are known for their ability to find high-level positions in industry and national research centers and labs, as well as postdoctoral and tenure-track positions in top-tier research universities.

We currently offer two graduate degrees in industrial engineering with a third degree pending approval: 

Master of Science 

Doctor of Philosophy

Online Master of Engineering (to be available in 2019, pending approval)

Master's Degrees in Additive Manufacturing and Design

Our department collaborates with the Departments of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, and Materials Science Engineering, as well as the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, to offer one-year Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing and Design (MSAMD) and Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design (MEngAMD) degrees either in residence at the University Park campus or online via the Penn State World Campus.

See the programs' website for more information, including how to apply and degree requirements. 

Take a look at the academic plans for our degree options to see how you can customize your degree toward your interests.

Please note: Penn State World Campus also offers a Human Factors and Ergonomics Certificate.

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745