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Master's in Industrial Engineering and Management

OSU's Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management (MSIEM) is most suitable for an engineering or science graduate seeking to specialize in supply chain management, logistics, optimization and analytics.  This degree prepares students for doctoral studies or practice in modern service and manufacturing industries.  Learn state-of-the-art tools and techniques from top notch professors.


The MSIEM may be earned by one of two plans:


Plan 1

Plan II 

All MS plans require the selection of a track.  The IEM department currently supports a variety of courses in one general track and three specialty tracks:

  • General Industrial Engineering (GIE)
  • Engineering Management (EM)
  • Operations Research (OR)
  • Supply Chain & Logistics (SCL)

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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



Admission to the Graduate College is required of all students pursuing the MS or PhD degree. Graduation from an industrial engineering bachelor’s program (4-year program) with scholastic performance distinctly above average, qualifies the student for admission to the School of Industrial Engineering and Management as a candidate for the master's program.  Graduates from related disciplines may be admitted if an evaluation of their transcripts and other supporting materials by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management indicates that they are prepared to take graduate-level course work in industrial engineering, or can be expected to do so after a reasonable amount of prerequisite work.  


Full list of requirements



Cost & Assistance


University Scholarships

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Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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