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 fields of specialization: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics and Machine Learning, Applied Probability and Simulation, Data Science and Statistics, Economic Decision Analysis, Energy and Sustainable Systems, Health and Humanitarian Systems, Optimization, Supply Chain Engineering, and Systems Informatics and Control.
ISyE's faculty and staff members strive to provide a world-class educational experience for the Stewart School's undergraduate and graduate students, and to forge long-lasting relationships with ISyE alumni and industry partners. If you have benefited from a connection with an ISyE faculty or staff member, feel free to take a moment to send a thank-you note to that person via this web form.
You can stay in touch with all things ISyE through our news feed, by reading one of our publications, or attending one of our upcoming events. ISyE employs some of the world’s most experienced researchers in their fields who enjoy sharing their perspectives on a wide variety of topics. Our faculty is world-renowned and our students are intellectually curious. Our alumni can be found around the globe in leadership positions within a wide variety of fields.
ISyE personnel cannot grant permits for non-ISyE courses; each Georgia Tech School controls permits and waitlists for its courses.
I am a GRA/GTA, but my tuition waiver is not showing up on my Bursar account.
Tuition waivers will not reflect on student accounts until the student has registered full-time. Note: there is sometimes a small delay after registering.
If you believe there is an issue with your waiver, please contact your ISyE Graduate Programs Manager.
I am a Ph.D. student in another school. How can I add an ISyE Master’s?
Please complete and turn in the Change/Add Major form to Amanda Ford in the ISyE Academic Office: https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/change-major-form-undergraduate-students. Additionally, we require a support letter/email from your current Ph.D. thesis advisor. The thesis advisor may email the letter of support directly to Amanda Ford, Graduate Programs Manager, ISyE.
I am trying to register, but keep seeing a Major Restriction error. How do I get a permit?
I think there is a mistake on my DegreeWorks. How do I correct this?
Students should pay close attention to their DegreeWorks record, as it can change throughout a semester. If you notice a discrepancy, or have any questions, please notify your Graduate Programs Manager in ISyE.
What is the minimum GPA I need to graduate?
A Master student must have a minimum of 2.7 GPA to graduate. A Ph.D. student must have a minimum of a 3.0.
What is the process to request a course substitution or replacement?
To request a course replacement students should complete and submit the Course Replacement form found at https://forms.isye.gatech.edu/. The program Faculty Lead Advisor as well as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies must approve. Students will receive an email with the outcome.
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: https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/change-major-form-undergraduate-students. 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.
I need Verification/Certification of my pending degree, enrollment, completion, etc. How may I obtain this document?
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?