MS in Industrial Management

Master of Science in Industrial Management

Gain Advanced Management Skills

Get a competitive edge. Build your management skills and industry knowledge with a Master of Science in industrial management from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Develop your professional competence in areas like operations management, logistics and human resources. Grow your connections with industry peers and professors with deep industry networks. Earn up to four certifications — including Six Sigma Black Belt — to strengthen your skills and credentials. With flexible study options, get ready for your next career opportunity without disrupting your life.

Why Earn a Master’s in Industrial Management at UT Tyler?

As an industrial manager, you see the big picture while noticing every detail. You help businesses safely and efficiently manage all their resources to reach their maximum potential. You’re ready to increase your industry knowledge, build your project management skills and broaden your managerial competence to move into positions of greater responsibility and organizational impact in East Texas and beyond.

At UT Tyler, we’ve built a program for working professionals to open doors of opportunity as you advance in your career in industrial management:

  • Experienced Faculty Mentors: Learn from professors who are practitioners and researchers with deep industry experience and who commit to your professional success.
  • Recognized Program: Choose quality. The Soules College of Business, which houses the program in industrial management, is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering — the only graduate program to receive this distinction in Texas.
  • Strategic Certification Opportunities: Add certifications to bolster your résumé and professional skills. We offer the only Master of Science in industrial management curriculum nationwide that allows you to obtain four certifications while earning your degree: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Supply Chain Management, Project Management and FANUC Robotics Certification.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build relationships with peers in your field, and connect with professors with industry ties to access more opportunities.
  • Flexibility: Choose the study option that works for you. Complete your degree online, take classes face-to-face or combine both options for a hybrid learning experience.
  • Affordability: Build your professional skills without building a burden of debt. We offset our already-low tuition with graduate assistantships, scholarships and other forms of financial support.


The master’s in industrial management is a 36-credit-hour course of study you can complete in two years. The curriculum prepares you for positions in industrial management and related areas with a practical combination of broad managerial knowledge and focused domain-specific training.

Learn the basics of research methods, and discover emerging industry trends in your initial classes. Build your management expertise with four courses in the Management Core, including Strategic HR Management and Logistics Management.

From there, immerse yourself in LEAN project management methodologies, and prepare for Lean Six Sigma certification.

Complete the program with electives like Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Lean Healthcare to match your career goals.

Through this sequence, learn to:

  • Apply Lean philosophies to eliminate waste in processes.
  • Implement Six Sigma Quality methods for continuous improvement efforts.
  • Conduct research related to the field of industrial management.
  • Utilize current project management theory and practices.
  • Describe and express an in-depth knowledge of supply chain and logistics principles.

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What Can You Do With a Master’s in Industrial Management?

Make a move into advanced management and leadership positions within industrial and manufacturing organizations. Stand apart from your peers with your project management expertise and certifications. Program alumni are employed by top companies, including:

  • AAON
  • Argon Medical Devices
  • Cardinal Health
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • LeTourneau Technologies

Find success in positions like:

Or, use your skills and general managerial knowledge outside industrial and manufacturing settings in management-related positions like management analyst or project management specialist in business, government or education.

How to Apply

The Master of Science in industrial management degree is designed to prepare you for employment in management, administration or leadership in industry, business, government or education. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

To be considered for admission, your application requires:

There are additional requirements for international students, such as a detailed international transcript evaluation, which determines an applicant's degree comparability to a U.S. bachelor's degree (UT Tyler does NOT evaluate international transcripts). Review application requirements for international graduate students.

Applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience (earned in the U.S. or with a U.S. government entity) may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the program adviser. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" typically means a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree, as demonstrated with a résumé.

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The estimated tuition for full-time, in-state, on-campus enrollment is $16,560. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

April 15

Application deadline for summer admission for domestic students. Note: International students are not eligible for summer admission.

April 30

Application deadline for fall admission for international students.

August 15

Application deadline for fall admission for domestic students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the upcoming academic year.

October 30

Application deadline for spring admission for international students.

December 20

Application deadline for spring admission for domestic students.

Next Steps

Your future starts here. Deepen your expertise in industrial management at UT Tyler.