Industrial engineering

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of science
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As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, emerging technological breakthroughs are creating new jobs and the need for more qualified engineers. Pairing technical engineering knowledge with business and leadership training, this online master’s program prepares engineers of any discipline to take on managerial roles in the thriving industrial engineering field.

Maintain your technical edge and advance your career with expertise from the faculty at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering — 100 percent online.

The global supply chain management graduate certificate may be obtained within the master’s degree requirements for industrial engineering.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in industrial engineering


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Engineering | Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Industrial engineer on laptop.

Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Industrial engineer/manager
  • Supply chain engineer/manager
  • Manufacturing and production engineer/manager
  • Factory engineer/manager
  • Process engineer/manager
  • Industry analyst
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
Median salary

Program structure

The online master’s in industrial engineering is non-thesis and 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

  • Smart manufacturing and supply systems
  • Industrial energy efficiency
  • Big data
  • Supply chain engineering
  • Advanced integrated production systems
  • Productions and operations analysis


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Bin Wu

Wu is an internationally-recognized expert in the design and management of manufacturing and supply systems. He has written a number of books on the subject that have been adopted as standard undergraduate and postgraduate texts worldwide. Professor Wu is the founding director of Mizzou Industrial Assessment Center, one of the 24 industrial assessment centers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy across the nation, as centers of research, education and services for industrial energy efficiency. Many energy-savvy students have been educated and trained through this effort and are now industrial leaders in the field.

Bin Wu, PhD
Professor and Program Director
Ronald McGarvey

McGarvey’s primary research interest is in applied optimization and its applications to public policy and resource management. This research aims to advance the methods for modeling public sector problems and improve policymakers’ decision-making. Professor McGarvey has more than 10 years of experience working as a researcher in Project AIR FORCE, a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation that is tasked with performing policy analysis on behalf of Air Force leadership.

Ronald McGarvey, PhD
Assistant Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering