Join this respected graduate Engineering program at North Carolina A&T State University — America's largest public HBCU and the top producer of African American engineers in the country. The program in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering emphasizes skills in systems engineering, collaboration and engagement that are critical to overcoming complex societal problems. Students tackle these issues in a supportive environment working with nationally recognized faculty. Courses in industry-desired areas include data analytics, human factors, entrepreneurship, supply chain, project management and Lean/Six Sigma. The program is interdisciplinary by its nature, and students have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in diverse areas, including:
- Advanced manufacturing processes
- Energy and sustainability
- Ergonomics and biomechanics
- Healthcare systems and systems safety
- Homeland and cybersecurity
- Human-machine systems
- Logistic and supply chain management
- Production and manufacturing
Why Get an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering Degree?
An advanced degree will allow you to expand your knowledge, stay up-to-date with trends and technology, be more competitive in the job market, and increase your earning potential. According to data from PayScale, the average base salary of graduates with an M.S. in Systems Engineering is 20% higher than that of graduates with a B.S. in the same field. Industrial and Systems Engineers (ISEs) are known for solving complex problems requiring the integration of people, technologies, materials and environments. As an ISE, you will make the world safer through better designed products and processes, and you’ll have a hand in devising solutions for some of modern society’s top problems. This program will give you the knowledge to improve organizational performance across a variety of industries, setting you up for a rewarding and prosperous 21st century career.
- Credits required: 30
- Time to completion: 2-3 terms (if full time)
- Tuition: Distance Learning Tuition and Fees
Graduates will be prepared for systems design and improvement and/or management roles across any industry or public sector organization. Job titles include:
The versatility of ISEs makes their work valuable for many industries and companies that will be using new technologies to automate production processes. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for industrial and systems engineers to grow 10% from 2019 to 2029, more than double the overall job average of 4%. These occupations are projected to add about 30,000 new jobs during this period. EMSI projects jobs in the region for ISEs with a master’s degree to increase 8.8% from 2020 to 2025.
Number of U.S. industrial engineering jobs (2019): 295,800
Median pay, industrial engineers (2020): $88,950 per year / $42.76 per hour
Employers of Our Graduates
Program graduates have been hired by Miter, Deloitte, Cisco, the U.S Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SAPWAR) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), the Army Research Laboratory and Wells Fargo, among others.
This program allows entrance from a variety of engineering, psychology, technology and business undergraduate programs. For some applicants, one to three background courses may be required. Admission requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale.
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|Fall admission||Spring admission|
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Funding Your Education
North Carolina A&T has established a number of financial support opportunities for outstanding graduate students in order to enhance research and graduate education. These include fellowships, scholarships, assistantships and out-of-state tuition supplements.
The program requires 30 hours (10 courses) and a capstone project; only the coursework option for program completion is available online. There are four required core courses (12 credits):
- ISEN 625: Information Systems
- ISEN 655: Production Planning and Scheduling
- ISEN 665: Human Machine Systems
- ISEN 675: Design of Experiments
Explore the curriculum guide.
For program-related questions:
|Dr. Younho Seong||or||Dr. Om Prakash Yadav|
|Graduate Program Coordinator||Department Chair|
|Industrial and Systems Engineering||Industrial and Systems Engineering|
|College of Engineering||College of Engineering|
For assistance with the admissions process:
The Graduate College
For assistance with the registration process:
Student Services Coordinator
336-285-3798 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)