Industrial engineering, operations research, and systems engineering are fields of study intended for individuals who are interested in analyzing and formulating abstract models of complex systems with the intention of improving system performance. Unlike traditional disciplines in engineering and the mathematical sciences, the fields address the role of the human decision-maker as key contributor to the inherent complexity of systems and primary benefactor of the analyses.
Georgia Tech pursues leading-edge research with industry, government, and community partners.
At ISyE, we are a national leader in 10 core research areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics and Big Data, Economic Decision Analysis, Health, Optimization, Statistics, Stochastics and Simulation, Supply Chain Engineering, Sustainable Systems Engineering, and System Informatics and Control.
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Academic recommendation letters are strongly preferred. We ask for three letters of recommendations and they should be very strong.
What should I write in my Statement of Purpose?
The Statement of Purpose is a critical part of the overall application package. Applicants should state why they want to pursue a Ph.D., why they are interested in Georgia Tech, what area(s) of research interest them, and what faculty members here at Georgia Tech they are interested in working with.
Where do I find the Doctoral Thesis deadline and other required forms?
I am a Ph.D. student in another department seeking to add a Master’s degree in ISyE; how do I apply?
To add a secondary major, please complete and submit the Graduate Change of Major form found here: http://www.registrar.gatech.edu/students/formlanding/changemajor.php. Additionally, the ISyE Academic Office will require a letter of support from your current Ph.D. thesis advisor. These documents may be delivered in person or via email to the ISyE Graduate Programs Manager for processing and review.
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