Master of Industrial Engineering

The Master of Industrial Engineering (MIE) is a professional non-thesis degree, requiring 31 credit hours of approved courses at the 500- level or above, including a final project of one credit hour. Students who have a BA or a BS degree in any field of engineering or related study may apply.

Industrial engineering improves the efficiency and safety of various systems in manufacturing, services, health care, energy, and logistics. It uses mathematical and physical models to make data-driven decisions needed in every major economic sector. The Professional Master's Program in Industrial Engineering at Rice University is for students seeking a deeper understanding of how sophisticated decision models can optimize complex systems in any industry as well as the nonprofit sector.

Students benefit from being located in Houston; the nation's energy capital, home of the world's largest medical center, and the city providing the greatest number of manufacturing jobs in America.

To learn more about the MIE program, check out the program requirements, and read about our faculty:

Info Sessions

Want to learn more about the Master of Industrial Engineering before applying? Join us for an info session webinar, hosted by Andrew Schaefer and Eylem Tekin, directors of MIE at Rice University. Check our events calendar for details.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for fall admission is February 1

Application Requirements

  • B.S. or B.A. degree in a quantitative field from an accredited institution (Minimum GPA 3.0)
  • GRE (Strongly recommended but not required for Fall 24 applications)
  • TOEFL/ IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Application fee: $85

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The General Announcements (GA) is the official Rice curriculum for the Master of Industrial Engineering degree. In the event that there is a discrepancy between the GA and any other websites or publications, the GA shall prevail as the authoritative source.