Students wishing to pursue studies leading to a graduate degree must apply for admission through the Graduate College. The graduate catalog provides specific information regarding the requirements and conditions of admission. In general, the student who wishes to enroll for graduate study in ISE must have earned a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
Although there are no restrictions regarding the major area of study pursued in the baccalaureate program, graduates of curricula other than industrial engineering must satisfy prerequisite requirements in industrial engineering and related areas. This prerequisite work will not carry graduate credit but is intended to satisfy deficiencies. The magnitude of the requirements will depend on the student's background and preparation. See section entitled Prerequisites for more detail.
All applicants for admission to the Industrial and Systems Engineering graduate program (except recent Ohio University ISE graduates) must achieve satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A minimum GRE-Quantitative Score of 156 is required. Generally, only those students who have at least a 2.75 (out of 4.0) grade point average in their undergraduate courses will be admitted to the ISE graduate program. However, applications will be examined on an individual basis considering grades in the junior and senior years and GRE scores. In some cases, applicants may be granted conditional admission under which they must satisfy the Graduate College and Departmental requirements for satisfactory progress or be dropped from the program. Students granted conditional admission are ineligible for departmental funding until they have earned 15 hours of graded course credit. See the section on Satisfactory Progress for more detail.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not completed undergraduate degree requirements at an accredited U.S. college or university are required to submit their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based) is required for admission. Additionally, some international students may be asked to take the Ohio Program of Intensive English test after arrival on campus and before registration. If the test results indicate a deficiency in English, the student will be required to register for appropriate English language courses.