About the Master's Degree

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at University of Florida (UF) offers Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees, each with a thesis or non-thesis option (chosen when admitted). Each program comes with great flexibility in terms of courses and delivery methods to meet the academic goals of full time students as well as working professionals.

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Master of Science (M.S.) Degree

Admission to the Master of Science program is open to students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, quantitative management or a similar field. The M.S. degree does not require a thesis, although a student interested in pursuing research or possibly continuing their education beyond a master’s degree is encouraged to write one.

Master of Engineering (M.E.) Degree

Students seeking admission to the Master of Engineering program must have a bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited curriculum, or have taken sufficient articulation course work to meet the minimum requirements specified by ABET. The M.E. degree does not require a thesis, and is generally considered a terminal degree.


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Program Delivery Methods

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) offers many flexible and convenient course delivery methods for students entering the graduate program. Students may choose to enter into a program from listed below:

On Campus Program (Traditional Learning)

The program requires 30 credits, including a project course or thesis; more graduation requirements can be found here. Students pursuing the M.S. or M.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering on campus can focus their studies in one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Operations Research
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems
  • Logistics and Transportation Systems
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • Quantitative Finance

Online Delivery Program (Distance Learning with EDGE)

Students may choose to pursue the M.S. or M.E. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering online via the UF EDGETM (Electronic Delivery of Graduate Engineering) program. Curriculum for the master of science degree in industrial and systems engineering offered through UF-EDGETM is non-thesis, and requires the completion of 31 credit hours of course work. Click here to learn more.

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Outreach Engineering Management Program (for working professionals)

Important: This program is currently only offered in Orlando, FL. In addition, the OEM program has their own set of admission requirements and admission instructions; see below.

Designed for working professionals, the OEM program meets one weekend per month over a 20-month period leading to the M.S. degree in industrial and systems engineering with the engineering management concentration option. Half of the courses are taught by ISE faculty,while the remaining courses are taught by faculty in the Warrington College of Business.

Students may elect to pursue an additional year of studies,and complete an MBA. Classes start each fall, and are currently being taught in Orlando, FL. Program details and the admission process can be found here.  The application process for the OEM program is defined here.

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Ready to apply?

When you are ready to apply, remember that the graduate application process involves two offices, the Office of Admissions and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. To apply, click here.

ISE admission requirements

Click here to view all admission requirements for students interested in applying to the ISE Graduate Program for M.S. and M.E. degrees.