Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering
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Industrial engineers (IEs) are systems thinkers who combine math, data science, engineering, economics, social science, and business methods to help organizations improve their products and services, mitigate risks, and, more generally, make better decisions.
The Ph.D. program is intended to prepare the student for a research career in industry, academia, or national laboratories. A dissertation, presenting significant new information, is the primary requirement of the degree. To apply to the Ph.D. program, a Master's Degree is NOT required. Prospective students with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research or relevant fields could apply directly to a Ph.D. program through an MSc/Ph.D. path.