Admission is open to graduates of ABET-accredited undergraduate curricula in engineering, or graduates of other technical curricula who satisfy prerequisites depending on their academic backgrounds.
In order to pursue any graduate program at UT, a formal application for admission must be made to the Graduate School. The graduate catalog includes instructions for the application procedure and a Graduate Application for Admission form. Apply using this online application.
Admission to the Graduate School does NOT ensure acceptance into specific degree program, nor admission to candidacy for the degree desired. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering must approve all students for admission to potential degree and non-degree status in industrial engineering and recommend appropriate action to the Graduate School.
MS Admission Requirements
An overall grade-point average of at least 2.7 of a possible 4.0 or 3.0 of 4.0 during the senior year of the undergraduate program is required by the Graduate School. Applicants with previous graduate work must have a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent on all graduate work. These requirements apply to both US citizens and international students graduating from US institutions. The graduate catalog explains the admission criteria for international students with undergraduate degrees from foreign institutions. Applicants with work experience who are entering graduate school after at least five years away from an educational institution will be given consideration with greater flexibility relative to GPA. The graduate committee in the department sets any prerequisite courses or other measures that apply to the particular situation of the applicant. The department and the Office of Graduate Admissions and Records must be notified of any change in the entering date after admission has been granted. The GRE is not required for master’s-level engineering programs.
PhD Admission Requirements
Admission to the PhD program in industrial engineering requires an undergraduate degree and academic background that meets the admission criteria for the master’s program in industrial engineering; a master’s degree in industrial engineering or a closely related field, or in another engineering field; and previous academic performance that clearly demonstrates the potential for exceptional scholarly attainment and the capacity to do original research and technical investigative work. If admitted, prerequisites (if required) will be established by the graduate committee based on the student’s academic background. Taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test is optional when applying for admittance to any engineering PhD program.