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Online M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering | OU Online





Provide Solutions to Complex Problems

The online M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering program combines methods and applications, preparing students to solve real-world problems to optimize processes, systems, investments, and organizations in nearly every industry. Students develop technical capabilities and professional skills, including leadership, teamwork, and communication, while learning from faculty with expertise in aerospace and defense, health and medical systems, and critical infrastructures.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring

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Benefits of the Industrial & Systems
Engineering Master's Degree

Strong Alumni Network

Graduating from the University of Oklahoma connects you to thousands of graduates. With a rich tradition and history, graduates have opportunities to network with Sooners already in the Industrial and Systems Engineering field through many formal and informal networks.

Cutting-Edge Concepts

Students will learn the latest concepts in a rapidly growing and changing field. A mix of advanced and applied theories will allow graduates to put concepts into practice in real time while completing their studies.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while gaining skills necessary for modern business environments.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation*


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more*


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field*

*Source: OU Online Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2023

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Pursue Your Industrial & Systems Engineering Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

The M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering program culminates with a practicum project in which students synthesize concepts across the entire program. Students will work with their advisor to create and present the capstone project.

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Statistical Analysis
  • Decision Analysis
  • Systems Requirements and Architecting
  • Project Leadership
  • Analytics and Metaheuristics
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Simulation Modeling and Analysis
  • Models Based System Engineering
  • Cost Engineering
  • Project Management Methods

How to Apply

To apply to the online M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering program, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent). Students are encouraged to have an undergraduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline. Prerequisites for the program include Engineering Calculus I and II. A linear algebra course is recommended, though not required.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a personal statement

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

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If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.

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Same Academic Excellence

Like every OU Online program, the M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $29,550 ($985 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included. 

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.

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Why OU Online?

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Our Online Programs

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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