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Master's Degrees

Our M.S. in Industrial Engineering degree is intended for those students who hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics and are interested in broadening their educational credentials and improving their marketability in the global workplace. The program tracks also serve as a gateway for those students interested in pursuing the Ph.D. degree at Penn State or elsewhere.

M.S. Program – Non-thesis Track

This M.S. track is an intensive one-year, non-thesis option in which a student can conduct research in a broad range of areas such as operations research, manufacturing, human factors/ergonomics engineering, quality engineering, or some combination of these. The students enrolled in this track start in the fall semester and finish their degrees the following summer semester. 

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M.S. Program – Thesis Track

The M.S. thesis track is research oriented. Students can conduct research in a broad range of areas such as operations research, manufacturing, human factors/ergonomics engineering, quality engineering, or some combination of these. 

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We also offer a dual M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

Master's Degrees in Additive Manufacturing and Design

Our department collaborates with the departments of Engineering Science and Mechanics; Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs; and Materials Science Engineering to offer one-year Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing and Design (MSAMD) and Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design (MEngAMD) degrees either in residence at the University Park campus or online via the Penn State World Campus.

See the programs' website for more information, including how to apply and degree requirements.

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About

Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745