Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, MEM, Master of Engineering Management
The Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences department at Northwestern is an excellent choice for those analytically talented students who are interested in the development of theoretical and practical tools that can be used to solve problems in industry and government. Our research addresses analytical tools and strategies for concerns as diverse as scheduling, planning, distribution, design, location, and control. Application areas range from traditional uses of industrial engineering in manufacturing firms to the broader variety of management science models in the service sector, finance, and public policy. Our faculty members are world-renowned in their areas of research, and have been honored with awards and fellowships from leading professional societies such as INFORMS, IIE and ASA. Many hold appointments to the editorial boards of flagship journals in their fields, including the chief editorship of Naval Research Logistics. Their research is supported by grants from the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, and many industrial corporate sponsors.
Current projects cover a spectrum of theory, computation, and applications, often integrating these aspects within individual studies. PhD graduates in recent years have gone on to academic positions in engineering, business, and applied mathematics at top schools including Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Berkeley. PhD graduates have also filled corporate research and development positions in such areas as manufacturing, logistics, transportation, communications, finance, and strategic planning. The quality of the department is also reflected in national rankings, where it has been in the top 7 programs in Industrial Engineering for a number of years.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
- Minimum TOEFL score (if applicable) of 600 or higher on the paper-based test, 250 or higher on the computer-based test, 100 or higher on the internet based test. (No Exceptions)
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 17
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.
Locale: Midsize City