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Online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

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Application Deadline: August 12, 2024

Fall 1 2024 classes start on August 26, 2024

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. The 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, 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. 

MSIE 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.

Flexible program requirements that encourage students to tailor coursework to their educational and career goals, 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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Cost Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $750

Total cost with fees: $27,000

LSU Online offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn more.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering Core Credit Hours
IE 4113 - Project Management 3
IE 4362 - Advanced Engineering Statistics 3
IE 7460 - Applied Occupational Ergonomics 3
IE 4462 - Safety Engineering 3
IE 4486 - Industry 4. 0 and Smart Manufacturing 3
IE 4120 - Systems Engineering in Healthcare 3
IE 7000 - Master Project 3
IE 7466 - Human Integration with Computers 3
IE 7763 - Supply Chain & Logistics Systems 3
IE 7429 - Analytics and Data Science in IE 3
IE 7850 - Quality Management 3

Students in the online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program are advised to take courses as outlined in their approved program of study. Use the following course offering schedule to check for upcoming courses. The online program sequence has been intentionally designed for a streamlined path to graduation. Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions.

Admission Requirements Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university or the 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

Additional information about LSU Graduate admission requirements are located here.

Career Opportunities Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

  • 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

What Will I Learn? Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

Students who graduate with a master’s degree in industrial engineering will be prepared to achieve successful careers and adapt to evolving technological and societal needs, especially in design, improvement, and integration of integrated systems.


The program’s curriculum covers several relevant topics, including the following: 

  • Practical approach to organizing, planning, and controlling projects in information systems, healthcare, manufacturing, and services
  • Linear regression and correlation, curvilinear regression, analysis of variance and factorial experiments
  • Application of ergonomics principles to design
  • Occupational safety and health and accident prevention management
  • Introduction to and survey of industry 4.0 concepts
  • Applications of industrial engineering tools to the healthcare domain


Why Choose This Program? Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

Why choose LSU’s online Master of Science in Industrial Engineering?

Our Master of Science in Industrial Engineering is ranked by U.S. News as one of the best online programs for a master’s in engineering. The program is also flexible and 100% online, ideal for working professionals. LSU was also named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Value Colleges. Our industrial engineering master’s degree boasts affordable, flat-rate tuition for students around the nation.


Credit for Prior Learning Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) can be a substitution for our IE4113 course. 

PMI has several requirement paths for a candidate to opt for the PMP certification, students must meet the below requirements prior to the certification to be considered for the substitution.

  • A four-year degree
  • 36 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM®Certification

Licensure and Certification Online Master's in Industrial Engineering

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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