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Online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

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Cut Costs and Improve Operations Across Industries

Businesses can only function at their best when they make the effort to implement efficient and cost-effective operating techniques, and professionals who know how to develop, modify, improve, and troubleshoot the processes associated with production or service are in high demand. With the Online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from LSU Online, students will be prepared to enter the workforce in multiple different fields beyond manufacturing, such as energy, IT, analytics, healthcare, banking, transportation among others. Students will gain skills in problem identification and solving through experiment design, data collection, and data analysis, as well as gain a broad knowledge base in industrial engineering as a whole. Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), this program develops skills to tackle immediate challenges across multiple industries and provides a basis for graduates to advance professionally in academia, research, industry, and government. While building a wide knowledge of industrial engineering, students can focus on several areas, including ergonomics and human factors, healthcare, supply chain systems, and information technology engineering.

The program is ideal for professionals who want to take on leadership roles and help organizations manage innovation and implement cutting-edge change initiatives needed to cut costs and improve operations. Whether you are an Industrial Engineer or have a non-engineering degree and want to pursue a new path, our program is designed to give you the edge you need to be successful in your career.

Save Time and Money - Apply your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and potentially earn credit towards a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering*

*To be considered, applicants must have a four-year degree, 36 months of experience in leading projects, and 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM®Certification.

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Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $750

Total cost with fees: $27,000

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings
  • IE 4113 - Project Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 4362 - Advanced Engineering Statistics | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 7460 - Applied Occupational Ergonomics | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 4462 - Safety Engineering | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 4486 - Industry 4. 0 and Smart Manufacturing | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 4120 - Systems Engineering in Healthcare | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 7466 - Human Integration with Computers | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 7724 - Independent Study in IE | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 7730 - Queueing Models and Applications | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 7763 - Supply Chain & Logistics Systems | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 7429 - Analytics and Data Science in IE | Credit Hours: 3
  • IE 7850 - Quality Management | Credit Hours: 3
Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from accredited U.S. or equivalent from a foreign institution. Although there are no restrictions regarding the major area of study pursued in the baccalaureate program, graduates of curricula outside the program area will be required to satisfy prerequisite requirements in the program area. This prerequisite work will not carry graduate credit, but is intended to satisfy deficiencies. The number of courses required will depend on the student's background and preparation; such requisite courses may have pre-requisites that need to be fulfilled prior to enrolling in those courses.

  • At least a 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA overall in their undergraduate courses and in any graduate work already completed
  • Official transcripts of all previous college or university work
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Personal statement
  • GRE required, satisfactory scores on the aptitude portion (quantitative + verbal sections)
Career Opportunities
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Logistician
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Industrial Engineering Manager
  • Operations Analyst
  • Ergonomist
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Manager
  • Human Factors Engineer
Licensure and Certification

While professional licensure and certifications are available in fields related to our degree programs, our programs do not directly result in licensure or certification. Licensure in fields related to engineering, construction management, or computer science generally falls under the jurisdiction of external organizations such as state licensing boards. For example, engineering licensure in Louisiana is governed by Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying (LAPELS) Board. If you intend to pursue such credentials, we advise you to contact the applicable authority to familiarize yourself with their specific requirements. Further, you may contact the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering ( with questions related to licensure or certification.

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