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General info   Grad programs   International students


General information


  • Undergraduate students will be notified of acceptance by July 31.

Tuition rates change annually and vary based on Washington state residency status, the program in which you are enrolled, and the number of credits for which you are registered. View tuition details for each degree:

For details on transferring, see Transfer Student Admission on the College of Engineering's site.

Graduate Programs


You need to take the GRE for application to the Ph.D. programs. You do not need to take the GRE for application to the MISE or MISE programs. Use Institution Code 4854 to submit your GRE scores to the UW.

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) is a research-oriented degree intended for full-time, on-campus students. The Master of Industrial & Systems Engineering (MISE) is a coursework-only evening degree designed for working professionals or full-time students with some work experience.


  • If you are a working professional looking to learn skills to apply at your job, then the Master of Industrial & Systems Engineering (MISE) is the right fit for you.
  • If you are a full-time student interested in pursuing research in ISE, are able to attend classes as a full-time day student, and may want to continue on to a Ph.D. program, the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) is the appropriate program for you.
  • If you're a full-time student looking for a coursework-only option, then the MISE program is for you.


The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) admits students for start in the autumn quarter only. The Master of Industrial & Systems Engineering (MISE) program admit students for any quarter.

You can apply for GNM status if you are a Global Integrated Systems Engineering (GISE) student. Learn more about GNM status within ISE.

The maximum time allowed to complete either master's degree is six years. The maximum amount of time allowed to complete the Ph.D. is ten years.

International students


You are an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, immigrant, or green card holder. International students must have a U.S. visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. International applicants include students who hold U.S. visas, such as F-1, J-1 Exchange Visitors, H-1, dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications.

Learn more about Visa requirements on the Graduate School website.

Unless you have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree program in the U.S., or your higher education was conducted entirely in English, you will need to take the TOEFL exam. A master's degree from the U.S. will not exempt you from this requirement.

The minimum required scores on the TOEFL is 92.

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