Industrial and Systems Engineering

Program Summary

Our doctoral degree in industrial and systems engineering will further your ability to use advanced concepts and techniques to improve systems. We'll encourage you to engage in real-world engineering projects. You can apply the knowledge and skills you develop to many fields, such as manufacturing, health care, supply chain management, optimization, logistics and transportation. With our Industry Fellows Program, you'll complete your dissertation while on the job with a global company, helping ensure your employment after graduation.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Program requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Materials: Writing Sample

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Assistantship Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 August 15
Summer N/A June 1 February 1

Contact Us

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Engineering Building 230
Program website
815-753-1282

Application Contact
Purushothaman Damodaran, Ph.D.
pdamodaran@niu.edu 
815-753-5660

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