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: 

Master of Science 

Doctor of Philosophy



New for fall 2019:


Online Master of Engineering

This program, designed for working professionals, combines math, science, business, and psychology to improve efficiency, performance, quality, and safety, while simultaneously reducing cost and waste. Offered through the World Campus, this program has flexible course requirements to allow the student to customize their education to suit their professional goals and interests.


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




How to apply Grad Application FAQs facts and figures Life in State College

Contact information:

Related Links

Ben Noah video
CVC insertion video
Augmented and Virtual Realities video


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