What will I learn?

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has a reputation as one of the top ISE Ph.D. programs in the world. This reputation stems from the cutting edge research conducted here by the collaboration of a strong and experienced faculty with the top graduate students in the field. Doctoral students in ISE experience rigorous academic study requiring independent investigation that results in original scholarly work of the highest quality. Graduates are well prepared for positions in both academia and the private or public sector.

Prospective Ph.D. students should have a strong academic background that is commensurate with their desired field of study within the department.

Majors

  • Cognitive Engineering
  • Human Factors of Systems and Product Design
  • Management Systems Engineering
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Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,207.50 per year
USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,208.00 per year
USD $15,208 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

National Capital Region - Falls Church Campus

7054 Haycock Road,

ARLINGTON,

Virginia,

22203, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum GPA: 3.0.

For international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Testing Requirements:

TOEFL iBT - 90.0

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: Jan 16; Spring: Sep 01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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