May 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering, Ph.D.

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College: Engineering
Department: Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

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Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

Although USF only requires Ph.D. students to complete two consecutive semesters as full-time students, the IMSE Dept. policy is for Ph.D. students to complete their total doctoral major as full-time Tampa campus students. Other requirements include:

  • GRE Required
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of Purpose including evidence of research potential

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours 90 hours post bachelor’s

  • Core Requirements - 12 Credit Hours
  • Electives - 40 Credit Hours minimum
  • Directed Research - 9 Credit Hours minimum
  • Dissertation - 11 Credit Hours minimum

Minimum of 90 credit hours beyond BS degree. Minimum of 60 credit hours of approved course work and 20 credit hours of dissertation research. Total hours of credit must equal or exceed 90 hours. Contact the department for additional information.

Must have two (2) (at least one accepted, the other submitted) referred journal publications before graduation.

In addition, students may choose electives from other department and/or non-departmental courses, with the approval of major advisor or graduate director. Contact the department for information. Also visit

Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours Minimum)

In addition a minimum of 8 hours of mathematics or statistics is required (the choice of such courses must be approved by the student’s doctoral committee). Further requirements may be imposed by the candidate’s committee.

Must take the following 4 core courses:

Directed Research (9 Credit Hours)

Qualifying Examination

Dissertation (11 Credit Hours)

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