Doctor of Philosophy
The Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Penn State is a thesis-based, research-oriented degree for students who intend to pursue careers in research and development, research management, or academia. Doctoral focus areas include: human factors and ergonomics; manufacturing; operations research; and production, logistics, and service systems.
The department also offers a Ph.D. minor in Operations Research.
A dual Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is also available.