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Doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial Engineering and Management is designed for students who desire to participate at the leading edge of knowledge in the profession.  We educate and produce a new generation of diverse students who are proficient in theoretical, applied, and technology relevant concepts and practices that will have a global reach and global impact.  


The School of IEM matches incoming PhD students based on their stated interest with a "faculty Champion" whom we expect will serve both as the research advisor and committee chair.  


Degree Requirements


 Research and Faculty


Austin Buchanan is an Associate Professor of IEM and focuses his research on solving combinatorial optimization problems in networks, particularly those having connectivity or distance constraints. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation (including an NSF CAREER award), and his papers have appeared in the journals Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Mathematical Programming Computation, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and Networks, among others.

Meet our Departmental Faculty



The deadline for applying for admission with IEM is September 1st for spring admission and February 1st for fall admission.

Further admission requirements are:

  • PhD applicants with a master's degree must have a minimum master's GPA of 3.5.
  • PhD applicants without a master's degree must have a minimum 3.5 undergraduate GPA.
  • GRE scores are required, except for applicants graduating with a 3.5 or above cumulative GPA from any economics, engineering, technology, and science based undergraduate program at OSU or any ABET- accredited program, where the primary language of instruction is English.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores with a minimum of 79 iBT or equivalent.
  • Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of professional goals and research interests (no more than three pages), and a current vitae/resume.

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