Master of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering

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2–3 years
Average time to completion
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Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Develop efficient, cost-saving solutions

Leverage your engineering expertise to optimize processes in any industry. Earn a top-ranked online Master of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Choose one of eight focus areas to build relevant, applicable skills you can translate into an in-demand leadership role.

Flexible and designed to meet your ambition, you can complete JHU’s fully online IOE graduate degree in about two or three years, taking just 10 courses.

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of JHU Engineering for Professionals master’s alumni report they received a salary increase or promotion after graduation. Add your success to theirs!

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Built for solutions-minded leaders

You will thrive in this program if you seek to discover solutions to complex operational concerns. This program is ideal for:

  • Technical experts who aspire to a leadership role in any industry.
  • Those with a business background who want to drive greater efficiency and cost-savings.
  • Working professionals who need the balance of a fully online program.

Earn a versatile, progressive master’s

As you progress through JHU’s Industrial and Operations Engineering MS, you’ll learn to build and lead technical solutions to both expected and unexpected bottlenecks in any industry. When you graduate, you can expect to:

Focus on your interests

Choose one of eight focus areas that align with your interests and are taught by renowned engineers and business experts at the forefront of their fields. Join a community that includes:

  • Expert faculty who can help you apply your studies to real-world scenarios.
  • Peers who are equally passionate about advancing their careers and their fields.
  • An expansive network connecting you to more than 30,000 alumni.

Skill-building online courses

To earn your Master of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering you must complete 10 courses—three foundational courses and seven courses in your chosen focus area. Most students finish in 2–3 years, and you have a maximum of 5 years to complete the program.

Required Foundation Courses
  • Engineering Economics
  • Introduction to Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Introduction to Operations Research: Probabilistic Models OR Monte Carlo Methods
  • Introduction to Optimization
  • Statistical Methods and Data Analysis
  • One 700-level course in advanced analytical methods for math modeling

Required Focus Area Options
  • Energy and Environmental Systems
    • Design environmental systems and manage risk for electric power, alternative energy technologies, wastewater treatment and more.
  • Financial Systems
    • Provide greater insight into analytics and modeling, financial planning and forecasting, and financial business intelligence guided by financial engineering principles.
  • Healthcare Engineering
    • Understand requirements, drivers, functions, components, interdependencies, risks, and quality factors for various healthcare systems and processes.
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
    • Equip yourself with the knowledge of human capabilities as you introduce human systems engineering concepts and design principles.
  • Manufacturing and Facilities
    • Evaluate advanced technologies to design, develop, test, and optimize manufacturing processes and mechanical devices through courses covering robot control, advanced machine design, and more.
  • Operations Research and Intelligent Systems
    • Integrate statistically based frameworks to make people and processes safer, more efficient, and more effective through courses like Neural Networks and Bayesian Statistics.
  • Quality Engineering and Applied Statistics
    • Explore modern methods that incorporate quality improvement initiatives into strategies and systems that enhance performance, efficiency, and outcomes of processes, products, or services.
  • Transportation, Networks, and Supply Chains
    • Through courses such as Network Models and Analysis and Resilience of Complex Systems, study techniques to design efficiency in links, nodes, and lines for transportation supply chain infrastructures.

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Excellence as a competitive edge

Earning your Industrial and Operations Engineering master’s online from JHU will prepare you for leadership roles in any industry, including such potential job titles and salaries as:

Industrial Engineer


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Industrial Production Manager


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Health and Safety Engineers


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Everything we do is focused on you

As a future IOE engineering leader, you want to make processes simpler, safer, and better. Our vision is to provide you with the rich educational experience that makes that possible.

On your terms, on your time

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers exceptional online programs that are custom-designed to fit your schedule as a practicing engineer or scientist. You will have access to the full range of JHU services and resources—all online.

Opening the door to ambition

We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, innovative, and relevant education experiences for working adults. Our admissions counselors are standing by to help you navigate your next steps—from application and financial assistance, to enrolling in the program that best fits your goals. Applications are accepted year-round—with no GRE required.

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Opportunity afforded

78% of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs