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
Required Courses 27 hours of courses eligible for graduate plan of study with approval of the advisory
committee (27 hours) IEM 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours)
Electives 12 hours of IEM graduate courses or research credits with approval of the advisory
Austin Buchanan is an Assistant 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.
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
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.