Admission Requirements

Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Admission Requirements

  • Degree Requirement: A master's degree in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or a physical science from an accredited program.
  • Eligibility:  To be eligible for the program students are required to have completed three semesters or 12 credit hours of Calculus and a course in Linear Algebra.
  • Course Prerequisite/Deficiencies: One course in Operations Research, one course in calculus based Probability and Statistics and knowledge of computer programming.
  • GPA Requirement:  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale for the B.S. degree and 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale for the Master’s degree.
  • GRE Score: All applicants must provide a valid Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.  ETS will report GRE scores for five years from the test date.  Competitive applicant scores are a combined 310 (Verbal plus Quantitative).  Please note that this is recommended score, not a cut-off for admission consideration.
  • TOEFL: Foreign applicants whose native language is not English or does not have a degree from an English speaking institution must provide the Test of English as a Foreign Languages (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum score of 84 in an Internet Based Test is required for the admission.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation from faculty and/or employer (The recommendation letters must be on official letterhead and indicate the student's research potential.) The Recommendation for Admission form must be submitted with each letter of recommendation. 
  • A Statement of Purpose describing academic and research background, career goals, educational objectives, and research interest.  If identified, include the name of any faculty member you are interested in working with during your Ph.D. studies.
  • An interview conducted onsite or by teleconference.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

2340 - Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5361
Fax: 313-593-3692