How do I apply for admission?

Graduate Admissions COVID-19 Response


Our application process is a two-step process, which includes:

  1. Meeting the requirements set forth by the Graduate School and International Education.
  2. Receiving a positive review by the Graduate Review Committee within the Department of Industrial Engineering.

To begin the application process please review the Graduate School and International Education website.

The Graduate School and International Education has specific requirements for admission to graduate standing:

  • A conferred baccalaureate degree. Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework. Students who have a degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • A conferred post-baccalaureate degree, master's degree or doctoral degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A standardized test score (i.e. GRE code 6866)

The Department of Industrial Engineering requires:

  • a completed application
  • valid GRE score (The GRE requirement is waived for Master’s  and Doctoral applications through spring 2022.)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • three letters of recommendation
  • Students whose native language is not English are required to submit 'official' valid TOEFL/IELTS scores.
    However, if a non-native English speaking student has received a degree from a US or UK institution, this TOEFL/IELTS requirement may be waived.
    For admission requirements, the University of Arkansas defines a satisfactory TOEFL score as: 550 (paper-based TOEFL) / 79 (internet-based TOEFL) and above.
    (Please see English Proficiency for more information.)


  • Students without a master’s degree may be admitted to the PhD program in Industrial Engineering. Those students must complete an additional 30 hours of coursework comparable to the requirements of a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering.


Once you have completed the online application process found here, the Graduate School and International Education will send you an email from, this email will contain a PIN. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the email within five minutes.

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NOTE: The Graduate School and International Education has revised some policies and procedures due to Covid-19. Please review the link in the red bar above for the most up-to-date information.

The Graduate School and International Education will send us all of your academic documents after they have reviewed your complete application, so there is no need to send a duplicate package of information to the department.

The normal process: students first gain acceptance by the Graduate School and International Education, then gain acceptance by the Industrial Engineering Department. 

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Regarding funding:

We have a limited number of research (RA) and teaching (TA) positions. The TA positions are handled centrally by the department and the RA positions typically depend on individual faculty members’ ongoing research program and research funding. There is no separate application for the RA and TA positions. All accepted students are considered for these positions. A committee of faculty evaluates the applications considering many factors including GPA, GRE scores, English proficiency, research and teaching experience and interest, etc. Among the students accepted we begin making RA and TA offers based on committee recommendations. 

Acceptance into the program does not guarantee an Assistantship will be awarded.

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To ensure full consideration for fellowships, applications must be complete and to the Department of Industrial Engineering before February 1 for fall, and October 1 for spring.

We evaluate complete applications until we run out of time at the end of each semester. Then we stop and defer remaining applications to the next semester.

Funding decisions will be made by March 15 for fall, and November 15 for spring. All current unfunded and newly accepted students are automatically considered for funding.

Additional requirements may be found on the Graduate School and International Education page.


Contact the department’s Grad Program Coordinator:
Dr. Burak Eksioglu