Master's Degree Programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Master's of Science Degrees
M.S Engineering Management
About The Master of Science in Engineering Management prepares students for project leadership in technology-driven organizations delivering a wide array of goods and services. Many Engineering Management courses are offered at night and through the Distance Education Network, so students can enroll while continuing employment. (Open to grads from all engineering and technical majors)
M.S Industrial and Systems Engineering
About The Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering prepares students to become technical leaders in industrial engineering. Many ISE courses are offered at night and through the Distance Education Network, so students can enroll while continuing employment. (Primarily for students who have an Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, production engineering or equivalent)
M.S Industrial and Systems Engineering/M.B.A
About The M.S. in ISE/Master of Business Administration dual degree program is for students who want an graduate program with depth in both business and engineering. This dual degree option requires 66 units to complete. Students must apply separately to the Epstein ISE Department and the Marshall School of Business and be admitted to both programs in order to pursue this option.
About The M.S. in Analytics is designed to satisfy the growing demand for professionals equipped with significant training in the fundamentals of analytics for solving engineering and management problems in today’s data-driven world. Analytics is a multidisciplinary field that applies data analysis to engineering management and enterprise processes.
M.S Manufacturing Engineering
About The M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering educates students in modern manufacturing methods and control systems. (Primarily for students with degrees in industrial, manufacturing, mechanical or production engineering). The manufacturing engineer's primary focus is to turn raw materials into a new or updated product in the most economic, efficient and effective way.
M.S Operations Research Engineering
About The Master of Science in Operations Research Engineering trains students in solving business problems with computers and mathematics. Many Operations Research Engineering courses are offered at night and through the Distance Education Network, so students can enroll while continuing employment. (Open to graduates from all engineering and technical majors)
M.S Product Development Engineering
About The M.S. in Product Development Engineering is a joint program with the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department that prepares engineers to become leaders in engineering design and new product development. Many courses are offered through the Distance Education Network, so students can enroll while continuing employment.
M.S Systems Architecting and Engineering
About The M.S. in SAE program is for students who want to customize their curriculum in systems engineering. The degree is well-suited for students who have several years of work experience and want to move into engineering management in systems intensive environments. All courses are offered through the Distance Education Network, so students can enroll while continuing employment.
Engineer's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering
About The Engineer Degree is an advanced graduate degree awarded under the jurisdiction of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and is intended for students who intend to deepen their skills by continuing their coursework beyond the normal requirements for an M.S. degree but who do not wish to complete the research requirements of a Ph.D. program in engineering.
Study Plan for each degree
- M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
- M.S. Engineering Management (EMT)
- M.S. Manufacturing Engineering (MFE)
- M.S. Product Development and Engineering Systems (PDE)
- M.S. Operations Research Engineering
- M.S. Analytics (NLTX)
- Certificate in Health Systems Operations
- Dual Degree Program: Industrial and Systems Engineering/Master of Business Administration
Graduate Certificate Program
Curricula for graduate certificates include the same courses taken by other USC graduate students, but lead to a targeted graduate credential subordinate to an MS degree. All choices give students the education they need within a short period of time. Full-time students can complete certificates in two semesters; part-time students in four semesters or less. This page details certificates available via the Viterbi Distance Education Network (DEN). Students who complete these credentials may apply the certificate courses toward associated Master of Science degrees.
Epstein Department Graduate Certificates Available via the Viterbi Distance Education Network (DEN)