IME Graduate Admission Requirements


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The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering is proud to offer graduate and doctoral programs in Industrial Engineering.

Candidates for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy programs in Industrial Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must first meet the general graduate admission requirements of either FAMU or FSU. In addition, a candidate must also meet the department's requirements.


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Application Deadlines

Industrial Engineering - PhD
Term Final Deadline
Spring 1 November
Summer 1 March
Fall 1 July
Note: Students seeking assistantships and other financial aid should apply for Fall semester admissions no later than 15th of January.
Industrial Engineering - Masters Programs
  • M.S. (Thesis) in Industrial Engineering 
  • M.S. in Engineering Management 
  • M.S. in Systems Engineering - Tallahassee, Panama City, Online
Term Final Deadline
Spring 1 November
Summer 1 March
Fall 1 July


Provisional Admission

Students may be admitted provisionally to any of the MSIE programs. (In general, provisional admission is not granted for students seeking a PhD) This usually occurs because the student does not have an Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Engineering. Students granted provisional admission must successfully complete the prerequisite course work outlined in their letter of admission. For more information, see "Prerequisite Work" below.

We encourage all international students to apply well in advance of the above deadlines.


Additional Department Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of each University, a candidate for post-baccalaureate study in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering must also meet the following requirements:

Candidates for admission to graduate study in Industrial Engineering must meet both university and departmental criteria. In some cases, students may be admitted on a provisional basis (see below) pending successful completion of prerequisite work. In all matters concerning admission, decisions made by the Departmental Graduate Committee are final.

Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering are required to complete the following prerequisite courses before undertaking graduate study:

  1. EGN 3443: Statistical Topics in Industrial Engineering or an equivalent course (as determined by the graduate committee)
  2. MAC 2313: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III, **OR** MAS 3105: Applied Linear Algebra (or an equivalent course, as determined by the graduate committee)
  3. ESI 3312C: Operations Research I: Deterministic **OR** ESI 4313: Operations Research II: Nondeterministic (or an equivalent course, as determined by the graduate committee)
  4. A class in FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C (required as evidence of proficiency in programming)

These prerequisites are intended to ensure an adequate background in mathematics, computing and engineering prior to graduate studies in Industrial Engineering. Although graduate courses may be taken before all prerequisite requirements have been satisfied, students must make significant progress each semester towards satisfying their prerequisites. Degree plans cannot be filed until after the prerequisites have been satisfied.

Students must average "B" or better on their prerequisites with no grade lower than a "C". Prerequisite courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Students who have lower than a 3.0 cumulative GPA on prerequisite work will be placed on probation. If a student makes less than a 3.0 on any prerequisite work while on probation, the student will be removed from the program.

In some cases, students may be asked to take additional prerequisite courses before beginning graduate study. If required, additional prerequisite courses will be specifically identified in the letter of admission.

The assignment of prerequisite courses is made based on the transcripts and other evidence presented with the application. Because transcripts and records often do not clearly indicate course content, some prerequisite course assignments may be inappropriate. Students who wish to waive prerequisites must present proper documentation of previous course content and ask the Director of Graduate Studies to waive the prerequisite.


These links will provide you with information regarding the specific application processes for each university FAMU and FSU.


The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Ph.D. programs offer competitive funding packages for newly admitted students. Please visit our graduate funding page to find out more about assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.


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