Renowned for its quality research and faculty, the PhD program is consistently ranked among the top 10 programs of its kind.Renowned for its quality research and faculty, the PhD program is consistently ranked among the top 10 programs of its kind.

PhD Program

Consistently ranked in the top 10 industrial engineering programs in the nation, the PhD program in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern is renowned for the quality of its faculty, their research, and the varied applications this research has throughout all areas of industry.

Prospective PhD Students

Join world-renowned faculty in researching analytical tools and strategies applied in manufacturing, finance, public policy, and the service sector. Prospective PhD students can learn more about PhD curriculum and focus areas and job placement after graduation. We do not offer a terminal master's program; however, prospective master’s students can look at the Master of Science in Analytics program and the Master of Engineering Management program.

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PhD Admissions

Find information on funding graduate study, application procedures, admission requirements to the PhD program in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and attending an information weekend.

Current PhD Students

Current graduate students can find information on course registration, waiving required courses, and brown bag faculty presentations.

Affiliated Master's Programs

Aside from its PhD program, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences is also involved in the Master of Science in Analytics program and the Master of Engineering Management program.