There are three opportunities to begin the online Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering program each year: fall, spring, and summer.

Upcoming Start Information

  • Start Date: September 5, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2023

The admission requirements and application materials for the program are listed below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so be sure to submit materials ahead of the application deadline to ensure adequate time for review. Prospective students can expect to receive an admission decision approximately one week after submitting a completed application.

If you have questions or need help with your application, contact an academic advisor at or 888-976-4384 (toll-free).

Admission Requirements

  • Students are required to have completed four semesters of calculus
    Students from all undergraduate degrees are welcome. Common majors include engineering, mathematics, and physics.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
    Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may still be considered for admission. Work experience in related fields and/or an upward trajectory on transcripts is viewed positively.

Application Materials

  • Online application form
    A completed online application must be submitted before the deadline for review.
  • Application fee
    The application fee is $65 and should be submitted along with your application.
  • Official transcripts
    Official transcripts can be sent via email to
    They may also be mailed to:

    Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Proctor Hall, Suite 308
    65 Davidson Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854 U.S.A.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    Letters of recommendation should come from academic or professional sources.
  • Personal statement
    Your personal statement should be 1-2 pages in length. Describe your interests, career goals, as well as your background and experiences that have prepared you for graduate school.
  • Résumé
    Include your education history and relevant experience.

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores (international applicants only)
    International applicants who have graduated from an English-speaking school or from a school in the U.S. may be eligible to waive this requirement.
  • GRE/GMAT scores are not required, but recommended.

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To learn more about the online Master of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering and download a brochure, please fill out this form. You can also reach an academic advisor directly by calling 888-976-4384 (toll-free).

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