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Oklahoma State University

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree in industrial engineering and management requires the completion of at least 30 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree, including a research thesis of six semester credit hours. A 33 semester-credit-hour option is also permitted and must include a three credit-hour creative component. The creative component requirement can be met by completing a three credit-hour independent study project or a three credit-hour course approved by the student's committee.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires the completion of at least 90 semester credit hours of course work beyond the bachelor's degree or 60 semester credit hours of course work beyond the master's degree, normally including an 18 semester credit hour research thesis. In addition, the candidate must complete six semester credit hours of course work in an area such as mathematics, statistics, experimental techniques, or research methodology (as specified by the advisory committee).

The School of Industrial Engineering and Management also participates in the health care administration specialization, offered through the natural and applied sciences masters degree program, and the Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management. Current program information can be found here. See the "Graduate College" section of the Catalog.