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Doctorate in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Admission criteria

Applications accepted all year;
Fall Application Deadline: March 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring Application Deadline: September 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5/4.0
  • Demonstrated research experience
  • Compatible research interests or capabilities with a member of the faculty

Note: Only highly qualified students are accepted for advisement in the PhD program. The faculty look for excellence in undergraduate and graduate work, high GRE scores and strong indications of research potential.

This department does not use “rolling admission.” Applicants will be notified around decision dates within  a month after decision date.

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011 350 700
On or after August 1, 2011 143 155

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Industrial Engineering Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample demonstrating research experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • GRE scores

TA/RA Hiring

This academic department does not have any function of financial aid. 

IMSE hires TA/RA automatically based on the department needs. No separate application or contacts are necessary; all top ranked applicants will be considered. 

Admission contact information

Marilyn Nevels

W1035 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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