Advance your education at Iowa

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Iowa offers modern human factors research and computer-based education laboratories, manufacturing laboratories, and an advanced teaching laboratory. Many of our PhD graduates have obtained teaching positions at major universities while others have obtained influential positions in industry. We are sure you will find our degree program rigorous and flexible so you can pursue the career you have always envisioned. 

Benefits of getting a graduate ISE degree at Iowa

Small department size fosters connections between faculty and students

International conference and travel opportunities with support from departmental funding

Access to a network of accomplished alumni working at companies worldwide

Customizable, flexible degree focused on your academic goals

Our approach to education has enjoyed decades of success

Iowa is in the top 35% of graduate industrial engineering programs in the country.

(2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings)

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