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The University of Tennessee

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Knoxville, TN

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Overview

The University of Tennessee / Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is located in Knoxville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
Master of Science (MS) Industrial engineering
Master of Science (MS) Reliability and maintainability engineering
Master of Science (MS) Engineering management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Industrial engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 42
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for MS students pursuing research thesis)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

122
Applied
97
Accepted
47
Enrolled
80%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline June 15th June 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for MS students pursuing research thesis)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7 (for U.S. degree holders), 3.0 (for international degree holders)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on previous graduate course work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

150
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.67%
Black or African American 6.67%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.67%
Asian 5.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.33%

Gender

Male (74%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 3
Male (11)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Combinatorial optimization; design of lean, reliable systems: energy systems; healthcare analytics; transportation, logistics and supply chain modeling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,246,000

Location & Contact

Address 525K John D. Tickle Building
Knoxville, TN  37966
United States
Contact Dr. John Kobza
Department Head
Email: jkobza@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-3333
Fax: 865-974-0588

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